Saturday, August 05, 2006

 

Republicans have fun day in Swisher


Republicans participated this morning in Swisher Fun Days. In the photo above, you can see the banner being carried by (L to R) Scott James and his son, Jacob, of Iowa City, and Bob Anderson, of Swisher. They are followed by other Republicans including county supervisor candidates Rich Benn (in the yellow car), Alan Curry (walking with his sign), and Emma Nemecek (and her golf cart).

Swisher gave a warm welcome to all those converging on the charming community, and we had fun, despite the sprinkles of rain during the first part of the parade.


For those of you not familiar with it -- Swisher is Johnson County's northern outpost, just miles from the Linn County border. Signs of growth and young families were everywhere, in this town conveniently located between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

It was also a treat to be in the heart of a growing RED PRECINCT in Johnson County. Jefferson-West, in which Swisher is located, gave President Bush 54% of the vote in 2004!

Finally, though I hate to give a Democrat free publicity on these pages, I can't help myself. Emma Nemecek's opponent for House District 29, Ro Foege, has one of the most absolutely bizarre campaign techniques that I have encountered during my time in politics. For the past several parades, apparently in a somewhat clever play on his name, he has been represented by a number people wearing boats.

So, in honor of the boats, and in repayment for this free publicity, I am encouraging a little creative song-writing in the comments. Come up with some new lyrics to the classic children's song, starting off with the first verse:

Ro, Ro, row your boat . . .


Comments:
Ro, Ro, row your boat
gently down the stream,
the voters are gonna kick ya out
emma's your bad dream
 
Ro ro ro your boat
running one last time
we don't need a lame duck rep
why don't you just resign?
 
Ro, Ro, row your boat
gently down the stream,
kick all the D's out
listen to Dean scream.
 
Ro, Ro, row your boat
Pelosi, Reid, and Dean
Democrat friends will sink you soon
because they're very mean
 
I've got no musical or creative talent, but good idea on the contest! I particular like Anonymous 11:11's song.
 
Ro, Ro, row your boat
wearing yellow shirts
when you lose on election day
I bet you'll really hurts
 
great contest...Ro is going down.
 
Ro's campaign is sinking faster than the Titanic.
WAR EMMA!
 
I wonder how Ro looks like if he wears one of those boats.

Row, row , row your boat
Gently down the stream
Feel sorry for Ro
He's definitely sinking in
 
Ro Ro Ro your boat

Gently up the srteam

We won't laugh when you loose

Because that would be mean
 
Ro, row, row your boats
with a bunch of PAC checks
special interests ain't for us
re-election hopes are wrecks
 
Ro, Ro, row your boat
down the liberal way
ignore the people and their will
Emma will make you pay.
 
I honestly don't know what is worse: the ugly yellow shirts or those rinky-dink little boats.

If I were Ro I would get a the 394ft. 56ft. Beam, 6 deck, 24-36 guest mega yacht! Now that would leave an impression.
 
Ro, Ro, row your boat
gentlely into a loss,
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Emma will give you the toss.
 
Ro, row, row your boat
before it starts to sink,
get PAC money to save your self
praying that you will float.
 
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