Monthly Archives: May 2010

The DNC – Willing To Exploit Mom; Can Baseball And Apple Pie Be Far Behind?

You should donate to the DNC in honor of…your mother.

If you met my mom, you’d first realize how lucky I am, and then you’d see why I’m a Democrat. The lessons she stressed about the importance of fairness, honesty, and generosity made an impression early on — and they’re a big part of the reason why I’m working in politics today.

No matter how long the days get, I always try to call my mom every night as I’m leaving work. She never fails to tell me how proud she is and — though she thinks I could use a bit more sleep — she knows the importance of our work. I know I’m carrying on the many lessons she has taught me by fighting alongside all of you every day.

So in honor of Mother’s Day, I want to take a moment to make a special request. Can you help us fight for the values your mom taught you?

Donate $25 and we’ll send you a gift you can share with someone who inspires you.

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Every day, I try to live up to the example both of my parents have set for me. Their values are the ones I bring to this job, and they are why I’m proud to be a Democrat.

As a party, the tough battles we’ve taken up — health care reform, Wall Street reform, creating a clean-energy economy, and so much more — are a reflection of our beliefs. But we can’t win the fights for what we value without your support.

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Jen O’Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

I don’t know about your mom, but when my mom talked about fairness, it didn’t meant guaranteeing the same result, it meant giving everyone the same chance; when she talked about honesty, it didn’t mean saying something would cost less if you knew it would cost more; and when she talked about generosity, it didn’t mean forcing people to “share” the fruits of their labors by bringing the force of the U.S. government to bear.

But that was just my mother.


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Suzan DelBene, Woman Of The People

Update: Much ado over nothing. As Mary so kindly points out below, and as a search of King County property records confirms, it appears that this home doesn’t belong to the DelBene’s. Mary, I disagree with everything else you said, though.

Liz Mair had an interesting post today about Suzan DelBene, Dave Reichert’s Democrat challenger in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. As she says, it’s purely gossip but I like a good bit of gossip as much as the next person, so let me chime in.

DelBene’s home is on the market, so I looked the listing up on the John L. Scott Web site. The listing includes the information that the home is just under 3,000 square feet and was built in 1941. The pictures show that there’s been extensive remodeling, resulting in a very nice but – for the area – very modest home.

Most of these ’40s era lake front homes have long since been replaced by homes that, when I was growing up, would have been called mansions but have become so common they could just be called MS Homes™. I was starting to feel just the tiniest bit of grudging admiration for Ms. DelBene for having chosen to buck the trend of tearing these places down and replacing them when I noticed this at the bottom of the description:

Set of plans for a 6k sqft hm available upon request.

As Liz notes, the current home is “possibly not the kind of place one wants to be caught living in if trying to appeal to average folks while running against Reichert, who cuts a pretty non-elite profile.” I agree completely…and add that planning to tear down a home that most people would love to own to replace it with yet another waterfront house-on-steroids might not strike quite the right note either.

I’m guessing that Dave Reichert’s neighborhood is just a bit different than DelBene’s, which includes these homes, also on the market.

Yeah. That Suzan DelBene; she’s just folks.

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