Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hillman Shucks, Hargraves Jives

Hat tip to Adam Reilly at Talking Politics

Todays Lowell Sun Online details Republican LG candidate Reed Hillman's awkward start on the campaign trail in Groton.

You know Reed, the thing about campaigning is when you're trying to convince folks that you have the knowledge and expertise to handle a job, you should actually be prepared to let them know how you expect to accomplish that.

But Hillman is a good Republican which means he just does what he's told and nods his head when The Man speaks.


Hillman, the Republican running-mate of gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, appeared to stumble on several questions asked by a group of local Republicans, who attended the meet-the-candidate event.

Hillman deferred procedural and legislative questions about gay marriage and sex education to state Rep. Robert Hargraves, R-Groton, who also attended the event.

Hillman deferred questions about Same Sex Marriage to Robert HARGRAVES?!? You mean the homo-bigot Hargraves who signed onto a lawsuit filed by the wingnut owned and operated Liberty Counsel to overturn the decision by the SJC to legalize equal marriage? That Robert Hargraves?

Oh, to be a fly on that wall.

And this was a friendly group of Groton Republicans - I can't wait to see Hillman debate Andrea Silbert. She'll hand him something and it won't be his hat.

UPDATE: David at Blue Mass. Group chimes in too.