GOODBYE from SANTORUM CYBERGATE - LAST Post and FIRST Open Thread
Yeah, this is actually our last post, but the first open to comment!
Two years ago today, we read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial that started our "wheels turning" which soon carried us to SANTORUM CYBERGATE. We think the results achieved paid back all our efforts in spades.
We never allowed comments because, back in late 2004 and early 2005, there were so many naysayers concerning the Santorum residency issue that we felt that we would either be spending all our time defending the effort, or possibly give up the idea completely. There was a fairly widespread (but not universal) feeling among members, leaders, and groups in the Pittsburgh "progressive community" that the issue was not worth spendng time on. There were posts being made on other blogs saying that the residency issue was "unimportant" and "a waste of time", that we should be discussing "real issues".
So, to the doubters we give you this FACT - the Cybergate Residency issue was the beginning of the end for Tricky Ricky Santorum. (And to the early believers, we give you our THANKS .) The issue, by itself, didn't beat Santorum, but it got the "honesty/ethics" ball rolling. Hell, by the time the official campaign season began, even the establishment Dems had learned that you use EVERY weapon you have to defeat your opponent. (Yeah, that picture on the Allegheny County Democratic Committee website came from Santorum Cybergate.)
There were TWO people who BEAT Senator Tricky Ricky Santorum and neither one was named Bob Casey (but Bob did a truly classic job of not losing). The first was Erin Vecchio and the second was the T-Rickster himself. That's right folks, T-Ricky was our biggest ally.
This self righteous fool who believes himself capable of analyzing (and solving) the incredible geo-politcal and military challenges that lie ahead (especially after the FUBAR his boy, bush, has made), couldn't even figure out a simple politcal problem in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The final night of the campaign, in Crafton, PA, he was still making excuses on the residency issue. So, to T-Ricky, who allowed the people of Pennsylvania to see the real Tricky Rick, we give our thanks. We could've and would've done it without you, T-Rick, but we sure do appreciate the help!
However, the most credit and our greatest thanks go to great Erin Vecchio of Penn Hills, PA, without whom there would have never been a Cybergate issue and therefore no SANTORUM CYBERGATE. She was our inspiration.
Also, the importance of the work on the Homestead Tax issue done by Democracy for Pittsburgh cannot be overstated, so to everyone who helped out in the petition drive - our deepest thanks. A special note of apppreciation for those that went "above and beyone" for the petition drive and in their moral support for SANTORUM CYBERGATE. You know who your are.
And our special thanks to a great Virginia Democrat who contributed the pictures of Santara , T-Ricky's home in Lessburg, VA way back in December of 2004! The saying is that "a picture is worth a thousand words" so let us give to her 500 "thank"s and 500 "you"s, each one heartfelt.
Thanks to all of you, SANTORUM CYBERGATE has consistently remained in the top 20 results when you use "the Google" to look up the word/name santorum on "the internets". On election day it was # 15 !
To those blogs who linked to us, thank you. And if we missed a link to your blog, our apologies and special thanks to you for putting up with our bad webiquette.
And to the Brabender - GREAT JOB you did for Santorum and Hart! Check out his website for the "Client Quotes" for a T-Ricky quote, a Missy Hart quote, and even a BOB NEY quote praising this "politcial genius". SERIOUS LOL One of you bloggers should post some screen shots before they disappear. They are funny.
Now that we've finally made a post open for comments , we sure hope someone does. Now that would be embaressing...
...because we've always suspected that we only have 100 readers who are just compulsive cookie/cache cleaners.
Will we blog again? Mayber if we find a topic we care to explore (exploit) in detail. Although we have opinions on every issue and we find our opinions to be far superior to anything we've read on any other blog, we don't want to be preachy!
And keep your eyes open for Santorum's return. His dreams of being president are still alive. We hope to never have to reunite the A.S.A.P. (Anti-Santorum Action Posse), but keep in mind that in the year 2028, Tricky Ricky will still be younger than John McCain is now.
On to the next battle,
We'll leave you with this piece from one of our favoite movies.
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