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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not the smartest way to protest

As I mentioned yesterday, conservative websites immediately went on the attack against Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine for her yes vote to move one version of the health care reform bill out of committee. Some of the attacks are pretty vicious, but this one is just plain silly:

Here is the full post:

Olympia Snowe has sold out the country. Having been banished to our world after Aslan chased her out of Narnia, Snowe is intent on corrupting this place too.
So we should melt her.
What melts snow? Rock salt.
I’m going to ship this 5 pound bag of rock salt to her office in Maine. It’s only $3.00. You should join me.
It is a visible demonstration of our contempt for her. First she votes for the stimulus. Now this.
It’s time to melt Snowe. ORDER YOUR BAG HERE.
The mailing address is:
3 Canal Plaza
Suite 601
Portland, ME 04101
Main: (207) 874-0883

This is perhaps the most poorly thought-out symbolic attack plan I have seen for two extremely obvious reasons:

- Rock salt is not used to melt snow, it's used to melt ice. You use shovels to remove snow. If you're trying to be clever in your protest you need to at least get the symbolism correct.

- Maine, like Michigan, will likely use a lot of rock salt this winter. So go ahead, buy and send a ton of rock salt to her. I'm sure she'll be happy to give away the free bags to her constituents or use the dozen or so bags she'll probably get to keep the sidewalks around her office clear.

Hopefully they will decide to protest me next. I could use the rock salt.



Blogger Monkey said...

"Having been banished to our world after Aslan chased her out of Narnia." I GET IT! Ooo, so clever of them to elude to her being the White Witch of Narnia because her name is Snowe... What a sense of humor these conservatives have. I wonder how hard they'll be laughing when they need help covering the costs of medical attention for injuries they sustained from slipping on a patch of ice on their front walk. I'll bet then they'll wish they hadn't mailed off that bag of rock salt.

October 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM 

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