Sunday, October 3, 2010

Recipe For Victory

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Opinion column:

A campaign solicitation from the wife of Republican Lou Barletta, U.S. House candidate and Hazleton mayor, certainly whetted the appetites of people hungering for change in the 11th Congressional District.

The e-mail from Mary Grace Barletta takes a jab at a Washington fundraiser held by her husband's opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Wilkes-Barre, on Wednesday.

"You and I aren't invited ... we're not financial industry lobbyists who can pay $1,000 to get in the door," noted the spouse of the candidate who has received national attention for his tough stance on immigration.

Mrs. Barletta said she can't offer potential donors "a fancy reception at The Monocle on Capitol Hill with Belgian endives filled with goat cheese or stuffed cremini mushrooms (these are actual menu items.)"

But she is willing to share her recipe for frosted banana bars with anyone who ponies up a few dollars for her hubby. "I think they beat Belgian endives any day of the week," she said.

We agree.

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Gort said...

Is she would make me Banannas Foster I would just might consider voting for Lou. Almost, maybe.

If he does win this thing I look forward to a Nelligan Shepards Pie.

Patpacer said...

Mrs. Barletta did write a good note on Wednesday, and I believe her one promise say’s it all:

“Kanjorski is participating in the last minute dash for cash Washington lawmakers have planned before they head back to their districts to campaign on Friday. The Politico newspaper reported yesterday that there will be a total of over 400 fundraisers on the Hill for incumbents in the past two weeks. Kanjorski is going to use this lobbyist cash to fuel his negative campaign ads against my husband, Lou.

Now, I can’t offer you a fancy reception at The Monocle on Capitol Hill with Belgian Endives filled with goat cheese or stuffed Cremini Mushrooms (these are actual menu items), but I can offer you this promise: If you send Lou to Congress, he’ll never forget who he's working for.”