March 16, 2005

... He Admitted, "Maybe I Shouldn't Have Submitted a Receipt For My New Dog Checkers"

Everyone needs a happy place. Do you want me to tell you about mine? It's summer Ephraim, Wisconsin, all of the people on the beach have been flown in from Brazil, the food's been flown in from New Orleans and the beer's been flown in from Fish Creek because you can't buy beer in Ephaim. Then the politicians are from Nevada show up and start glad handing the cariocas gostosos and I return to waking life screaming.

I know Reese can win something in St. Bernard, but sometimes I hear things that make me think maybe I'm hitching my wagon to the wrong star. Like this rising star of the Republican party Nathan Taylor of Nevada. About a month ago he was accused of embezzlement. As it turns out it wasn't embezzlement:

He says he has produced documents to show that he didnít do anything wrong. He said the bar tabs were dinners he bought for volunteers of the convention's committee.

"We spent hours in the meeting," Taylor said. "There's nothing unethical about that."

Awesome, this is a guy who knows a thing or two about outlay. He's been able to effectively fund raise, was able to prove he didn't do anything technically wrong and was able to make his accusers publicly apologize. These are some political skills, especially for someone my age, but then the kicker:

Although Taylor appreciates the efforts, he said the experience has left a distaste for politics. He plans to quit after the convention. What has hurt the most is the voice of his mother crying when she called at 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, after she had read the article about the alleged embezzlement charges.

"When it affects other people in my life that mean something to me, you take a step back and say is it worth it?" Taylor asked.

I guess if he's serious about giving it up it's a huge shame for the Republican party because this guy has the finely tuned political instincts of a Nixon or perhaps even a Rove, himself a College Repub Poobah. Although on the downside there's only so many times you can play the mother card before people think you're a wuss.

Posted by Spicolli' at March 16, 2005 9:56 PM