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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ongoing Coverage of the Latest Winner in the 2008 Republican Russian Roulette League

 
The Republican Russian Roulette League

In a major embarrassment to Republican leaders in Massachusetts and in the U.S. Senate, Jim Ogonowski, the party's anointed candidate to challenge Democratic Senator John F. Kerry, failed by a razor-thin margin today to qualify for the GOP primary ballot.In a major embarrassment to Republican leaders in Massachusetts and in the U.S. Senate, Jim Ogonowski, the party's anointed candidate to challenge Democratic Senator John F. Kerry, failed by a razor-thin margin today to qualify for the GOP primary ballot.

With Ogonowski's stunning blunder, the only GOP name on the primary ballot will be Jeff Beatty, a little-known security expert from Harwich.

According to Secretary of State William F. Galvin's office, Ogonowski's campaign delivered just 9,970 certified voter signatures to its election division today just before the final deadline, 30 short of the 10,000 he needed.

His only options now are to seek relief in the courts by saying some local officials lost his signatures, as he claimed late today, or to mount a write-in campaign for the September primary.

Early in the day, Ogonowski had claimed he was about to file over 10,000 certified signatures and also lashed out at his opponent, Beatty, accusing him of practicing "gutter politics" and attacking his character for questioning the validity of his nomination papers.

"The ease of which my opposition has distorted the facts and has created lies and innuendo to attempt to keep me off the ballot just illustrates why most Americans do not trust politicians and why Congress has such a low approval rating," Ogonowski said. "He wants to resort to gutter politics, character assassinations, legal maneuvering and questionable tactics."

Beatty delivered over 17,000 signatures to Galvin's office. He declined to respond to Ogonowki's attack. [...]
 

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9 Comments:

At Wed Jun 11, 10:29:00 AM, Blogger Spirula said...

30 short of the 10,000 he needed

That's some spectacular fail.

 
At Wed Jun 11, 11:49:00 AM, Blogger Utah Savage said...

Please sign Wexler's petition for impeachment today. Or write an email to Pelosi telling her what a coward she is for taking impeachment off the table. Cucinich read 35 articles of impeachment into the recored yesterday and called for a vote. It will go nowhere, but if we all tell Pelosi and Reed how we feel, at least they'll know Wexler and Cucinich are not alone in their passion to hold this administration accountable for their illegal actions and crimes against the nation.

I have Wexler's email to me yesterday posted on my site. Please act today. I don't usually beg, but today I'm begging. If you can convince anyone else to take this action please help get out the word.

 
At Wed Jun 11, 03:14:00 PM, Blogger Unconventional Conventionist said...

Kerry will still have to be vigilant; those bastards know how to cheat!

 
At Wed Jun 11, 05:13:00 PM, Blogger Bradda said...

"Gutter politics"! Is there any other kind??

 
At Thu Jun 12, 09:52:00 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

You can keep moving the goal posts on this one!

 
At Thu Jun 12, 09:58:00 AM, Blogger Angry Ballerina said...

Wow, I never realized how much an elephant trunk looks like a mummified penis.

 
At Thu Jun 12, 05:28:00 PM, Blogger pidomon said...

is this where we do our best Booster Gold and Blue Beetle impersonation and go BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH?

 
At Fri Jun 13, 05:42:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Spirula: It's freakin' hilarious! He shot himself in the foot before the primary!

Utah Savage: I don't think that Speaker Pelosi has any other option.

Unconventional Conventionist: Tell me about it! With the Republican's popularity in the toilet, cheating is about all that they have left.

Bradda: Indeed! Gutter politics are my own personal favorite kind of politics.

Swinebread: It's funny, they keep moving the goal posts but they never seem to get anywhere!

Angry Ballerina: Thank you, Angry Ballerina! I would have completely missed the resemblance without your observation. I am glad that your trip to the Egyptian pyramids was so enlightening. ;o)

Pidomon: Ah, anytime is a good time to go, "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!" in my opinion. :o)

 
At Sat Jun 14, 04:49:00 PM, Blogger mwb said...

He didn't ask me to sign!

I might have.

Right after Paris Hilton's Presidential Inauguration Speech...

 

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