September 15, 2006

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

Bill Knox of Wilmington thinks Beau Biden has the necessary experience to become the state's attorney general. But is this really what will lead Bill to vote for Beau in November? Doubtful. Check it:

I have been voting since 1974. Since the Reagan era I rarely have voted for Republicans because of the extreme right-wing Christian influence. I was going to make an exception this year and vote for Ferris Wharton.

Can you imagine someone writing "Since the Johnson era I rarely have voted for Democrats because of the extreme left-wing ethnic minority influence"? But, of course, Knox's sentence is politically and socially acceptable!

But what about Wharton?

But the state convention with its "Beau doesn't know" chant, talk of a state constitutional amendment to have only lawyers with 10 years' experience allowed to run for attorney general, and letters to the editor saying Beau Biden has no experience have turned me off.

Oh, I get it. Pointing out the vast disparity in experience between the two candidates, and favoring an amendment which would mandate a significant amount of said experience before being permitted to run for AG is a "turn off." Wow.

Then there's this bit of cognitive dissonance:

I do think the attorney general's race is just a stepping stone for Biden to eventually run for his father's Senate seat. I despise the American political aristocracy. Just take a look at what is occupying the White House to see how well this is working. But I intend to vote for Beau Biden this year.

This, that, this ... BUT.

"Great" argument there, Bill. Sure persuaded me to check that "X" next to Beau's name come November.

Posted by Hube at September 15, 2006 05:22 PM | TrackBack

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I've hung out with Wharton on a variety of occasions. Bill's letter is, putting it mildly, really stupid. The office of Attorney General is NOT a political office. Like Ferris said last night, Beau will probably make a great politician someday (he really is a polished and well spoken guy), but for now, Wharton is definitely the main man for the job as Delaware's Attorney General.

Posted by: Mike M. at September 15, 2006 06:13 PM

Agree with above %100....with the exception of Biden being a great politician someday.....when does the gift of gab and polish make a great only makes a potentially poor politician like the one delaware has been suffering under since the 1970's....wake up delaware!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: cardinals fan at September 16, 2006 08:12 PM

I can't believe anyone would even consider Beau Biden over Ferris Wharton. Over the past 30 years, in a lot of elections, I've found it necessary to do a bit of homework to insure I'm casting my vote for the most qualified candidate. In this race, it's not even close. The right candidate has stepped up to the plate and he's ready to hit a home run!

Posted by: Al at September 16, 2006 10:26 PM