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May you know the pain of losing a child to cancer.

Posted by on | June 12, 2017 | Comments Off

If you have followed AZ politics, you know that Congressman David Schweikert–who was himself adopted–has adopted a beautiful little girl.  David didn’t get the memo reminding him that “take your daughter to work day” is actually only ONE day a year.  So David brings Olivia everywhere.  Here they are at the inauguration.

 May you know the pain of losing a child to cancer.

Which naturally brings me to the Republic’s EJ Montini. I used to think that it was inappropriate to highlight the creeping decrepitude of those who refused to retire. 

Which brings me to John McCain.  Since all of Twitter–including the Republic crew–was ablaze with Senator McCain’s less than stellar cross examination of Mr. Comey, I guess that highlighting perceived creeping decrepitude is now ok.  It turns out that Senator McCain had just come back from an around the world tour and then stayed up most of the night to watch a Diamondback’s game, so while those of us who know the Senator can continue to point out that he has very few unspoken thoughts and that ticking him off is a really bad idea, no one can claim that the Senator is actually out of it. 

Which brings me back to the Republic’s EJ Montini–who clearly is out of it.  Perhaps you have seen the increasingly bizarre videos that he attaches to his increasingly extreme columns.

Today’s edition–which the Republic team spent the day dutifully Tweeting–claims that Schweikert is somehow afraid of constituents…most of whom just want to bring him cookies and have a nice chat.  Montini’s bizarre video accompaniment shows him rummaging around the kitchen at the Republic until he finds a cookie and compares it to a gun and asks why the Congressman is so afraid.

Well, I know the Congressman and he’s not afraid to meet with constituents and he’s not afraid of cookies, but he his afraid of things like this letter that arrived at his office.

 May you know the pain of losing a child to cancer.

I’m sure that’s harmless–like an oatmeal raisin cookie.  Schweikert shouldn’t be troubled by the smeared ink, back slanted lettering and reverse indentation.  That’s just like a snicker doodle recipe.  No David, that note doesn’t look like the last statement of Timothy McVeigh.

I’m sure that the author isn’t really wishing for “YOUR child to suffer a traumatic brain injury and become an above-the-knee amputee.”  I’m sure that’s just an expression like “lightly glaze with sugar and mash with a fork.”

Does is scare you that the author knew to hyphenate “above-the-knee amputee”?  That’s the part that scares me the most.

Montini mocks Schweikert for being afraid of “Cookie Monsters.” 

No. Mr. Montini.  David is afraid of real monsters.  There may have been a day when you understood that.  But that day is long gone.

Perhaps you have been staying up all night to watch Diamondback games….or perhaps…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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