Sunday, October 29, 2006


Talk about the weather...

We've always known that Sue Kelly isn't known for being the sharpest card in the deck. Of course, we're not the only ones. Sue's fellow conservatives over at routinely describe her as "the dimmest bulb in the New York state Republican delegation". Indeed, that's the primary reason why she has refused to debate John Hall publicly, other than on farm issues -- because as Stephen Colbert noted two weeks ago, just like Velveeta, Kelly "melts at the first sign of heat".

But a tidbit contained in today's Journal-News endorsement of John Hall (that's 3 major newspaper endorsements for Hall; zero for Kelly) really drove it home for us. Apparently Sue, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee, which regulates banks, credit card companies and other financial services firms, blamed record-high deficits on the weather. We thought it was bad enough when, during an editorial board meeting at the Times Herald Record two weeks ago, she didn't seem to understand the difference between the national debt and the federal deficit. But blaming the mushrooming deficit -- a deficit that is financing the "strong economy" that the Bush Administration routinely touts -- on bad weather is clearly a whole new level of stupidity.

The people of NY-19 deserve someone who can think on their feet -- someone who doesn't continually make excuses for the Bush Administration's failed policies. Sue Kelly is not that person.

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