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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Kathleen Sebelius Delivered "Pelosi Lite" or "That was a Rebuttal?"

What did you do Kathleen? What were you thinking? Your spineless attempt at rebuttal went down like flavorless, cold oatmeal. You lightly breezed over every one of George W. Bush's arrogant statements along with each and every one of his many threats and lies. We kept waiting for you to speak truth to arrogance, to stand up for the restoration of our Constitution, to honor religious freedom, to mention ending the illegal war against Iraq, or at least, to warn George W. Bush that his time as King is "short". We waited. We watched and listened. We waited for NOTHING.

You were "chosen for some reason" to deliver a counterargument but that is not what you did. The only thing memorable about your endless verbiage was that your voice and words were reminiscent of supermarket freezer music - that calming, sedative muzak they play to drug you into the safety of spending more as you shop. What a trance-inducing speech. Absolutely "zombfying"!

How tragic that the American people have been "Pelosied" yet again by the Democratic Party. Subjected to Bush's "I want my legacy" State of the Union Address, all hopes for a resounding rebuttal were dashed when Kathleen Sebelius sprinkled happy fairy dust upon the adult audience while cooing, "we're all friends now, not to worry darlings, sleep well". The inexplicable poor choice of Democratic Governor Sebelius to deliver the rebuttal to George "the Worst president ever" Bush's last formalized bit of effusive twaddle, was a slap in the face of every discerning, progressive Democratic voter in America. Who in the muddle that calls itself the Democratic Party, made this uninspired, disastrous decision?

tepid, bland, pointless, asskissing delivered by Kathleen Sebelius was the most disappointing and conciliatory speech that Democrats have advanced thus far. It stank of sabotage. Sebelius's Chamberlain-esque appeal to the two-term "Mini Me" tyrant came off like that of a victimized female trying to sugar her abuser into less violence upon her body, "I ask that ..... I plead, I pray, I beg..... I will do what ever you want, your Hiney .....

Dorothy and her dog Toto, who also hailed from Kansas, displayed far more character and courage when they faced an adversary, than the governor who spoke this evening. How crucially disappointing that a real democrat, a real woman, and a real inhabitant of Kansas, would, as evidenced by her lackluster, passionless performance tonight, pale by comparison to two fictional characters.

* Note - I had high hopes for tonight's Democratic rebuttal because retired Congressman Lionel Van Deerlin, a respected columnist, and one of my favorites, wrote about the stunning rebuttal one could expect from Governor Sebelius, the daughter of a friend with whom he served long ago. I love reading his column because I learn so much and appreciate his knowledge of history. Perhaps, this time, he did not expect the "Pelosi Effect" or notice how many Americans consider it fashionably patriotic to surf the rising waves of fascism.

There are women in the House and Senate and who have been elected to govern a state who are to be commended. Unfortunately, they do not seem to get as much press as Clinton, Pelosi, Sebelius, Rice, and Feinstein, etc. Could it be that they are busy doing their jobs, don't have hidden agendas, and haven't sold out?

Please, if you know of any, list the women who have been elected to office and are doing a good job in the comments. We all need to know more about them and less about those mentioned above.


Tonight, I was compelled to write what I did
because the speech that needed to be delivered,
was stillborn.

...................Kitchen Window Woman.....................

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Blogger Carol Gee said...

Howdy, KWW. I've got some names for you. Not sure you'll agree, but here goes: California's Ellen Tauscher, the Sanchez sisters, Anna Eshoo.
Also, Lynne Woolsey, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz,Carol Shea-Porter, and Carolyn Maloney. House of Reps.
Many are dedicated and caring who can be fierce at times.
It is going to be a long 2008, huh?

3:00 PM  
Blogger No said...

Stephanie Herseth.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

I knew of Lynn Woolsey but couldn't think of her name. I also couldn't think of Jan Schakowsky - Jan led the original battle against Blackwater USA.

I am glad to see that there are others out there who are decent and fierce. After what this country and Iraq have suffered under the Bush regime, those Democratics who enabled him on on my Sh**list.

This IS going to be a very long 2008!

Thanks for another name. After tonight's debate I am going to spend some time looking into women who have been mentioned here.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Miss Welby said...

thank you for your visit and the link and above all the articulate political commentary.

I've listed you in my blogroll as "DISHPAN CHRONICLES", but if you prefer KWW just let me know.

ciao and keep up the good job!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Miss Welby...
KWW is the initials for the name I write under which is Kitchen Window Woman (because I have spent so much of my life at the sink looking out the window while washing dishes) I sign comments with the above name or KWW.

I prefer that the blog be listed as The Dishpan Chronicles.

2:23 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Great post KWW, I was hopeing that someone would point to this rebuttal by Kathleen Sebelius. If you want to hear a real rebuttal see Let's Talk About It.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

In a way I liked Sebelius' speech just because she used the same unifying rhetoric as Obama. But I too was disappointed that she didn't come out swinging like Jim Webb's counterspeech last year or the year before.

I think Barbara Boxer qualifies as somebody who stands up for what she believes in and doesn't compromise or kiss ass. I haven't followed California politics as much since I moved out of the state 3 years ago, but that's how I remember her.

Who Hijacked Our Country

2:43 PM  
Blogger Vleeptron Dude said...

Hiya KWW, saw your comment on Miss Welby's blog ...

Kitchen Window Woman --

Uhhh have you looked closely at and listened carefully to Ron Paul? More than that, check out the size of his campaign contributions -- and not a penny from corporations or PACs or lobbyists, just envelopes stuffed with $5 and $10 from ordinary American voters.

Before you write him off as a goof, think about what we've all been educated, for 2 or 3 generations, to accept: That government can solve all our problems, that government must grow and grow and never shrink.

Paul's the only Republican candidate to promise to end the Iraq War immediately -- and I don't really have much confidence that any of the Dems will really end the Iraq War promptly, either. Kucinich just left the race.

There are some startlingly honest, clean and admirable things about Ron Paul. Check him out.

As for "Impeachment is not on the table" Pelosi -- I sent money to Cindy Sheehan's campaign. What a useless Democratic Speaker of the House. Utterly useless, spineless, ineffective.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Lets Talk...
My husband and I were speechless during that rebuttal. We needed someone to speak strongly about what Bush has done. Especially about his trashing of the Constitution.

I agree that Boxer would have done a much better job.

I wanted Sebelius's speech to be very strong because Bush and his Administration feel they have the right to steamroll democracy. Democrats have let this go on for way too long!

After such a tepid speech it was not surprising that Bush used a signing statement to wave the ban on permanent bases in Iraq the very next day!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Hi - I looked at Ron Paul a while back and agree that he exudes some honest, clean, admirable traits and he wants to end this war, which is a plus. However, when he stated that he did not believe in evolution and one puts that together with the fact that he is a Republican from Texas - No Vote. I don't think that this country could survive another Republican Bible thumper from Texas!

I caught a bit of the recent Republican debate on CNN, at least as much as I could stomach, and thought that Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee were treated horribly by Anderson Cooper, and the smirking, disdainful other two candidates, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

12:44 PM  

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