Badly drawn boy

By AL DIAMON  |  July 21, 2010

How lucrative was that? In Texas, his firm collected $4 million for five years of work fighting against a bigger Dallas-Fort Worth airport. By the way, he lost that battle. In Denver, the legal bill came to $7 million for the same thing. That facility got built, too.

On some issues in the gubernatorial campaign, Cutler can be clear and concise. Take education, for example. He's for public charter schools and linking teachers' pay to students' performance. And he'd stand up to the Maine Education Association and the Maine State Employees Association, public-employee unions that he thinks are tools of the Democrats.

Of course, until recently, Cutler was a Democrat and has contributed substantial sums to his party's candidates.

Hey, is that the theme music to the I.M. Weasel cartoon?

But back to issues. Cutler favors a public power authority to reduce electric costs. He'd get rid of Dirigo Health, but replace it with another government program that would "reward healthy behaviors." Such as turning off Josie and the Pussycats and going outside for some exercise.

He'd also evaluate things. Once he gets done evaluating, he'd separate the Top Cats from the Two Stupid Dogs.

He'd be good at that, he says in a campaign video, because, "What sets me apart from the other candidates is my vision, my experience, and my willingness to make tough decisions."

Cutler thinks he's Magilla Gorilla.

I watched Magilla Gorilla. I know Magilla Gorilla.

He's no Magilla Gorilla.

Although, he does look a lot like Peter Potamus.

If you have comments on any of this year's "Wacky Races," e-mail me ataldiamon@herniahill.net.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Talking Politics , Politics, Democrats, humor,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY AL DIAMON
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   BEAR WITH ME  |  August 31, 2014
    It’s the fall of 2015. A bear walks into a doughnut shop in Portland and says, “Give me two dozen assorted to go.”  
  •   LOOK OUT, CLEVELAND  |  August 21, 2014
    Eric Brakey is an energetic guy. But as an admirer of sloth, I have intense disdain for the excessively active.  
  •   LET 'EM FIGHT  |  August 14, 2014
    Politics and Other Mistakes
  •   DUMB AND DUMBER(1)  |  August 07, 2014
    Both Democrats and Republicans in this state appear to have come to a rare bipartisan agreement to increase their production of ridiculosity.
  •   HARD SELL  |  July 31, 2014
    Politics—like almost everything else except getting herpes—is about marketing.

 See all articles by: AL DIAMON