It’s official. Anne Northup’s congressional bid is going to be her third massive failure in as many years. And Northup has allowed the LEO’s Stephen George to cut the last leg out from under her.
From Northup’s delusions of grandeur to her ridiculous public offering of praise for Robert Felner, Stephen lays it on thick. I think it’s safe to say that being 17 points behind John Yarmuth is the least of her worries.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines delusion as “a belief or impression that is not in accordance with a generally accepted reality.” It defines megalomania as “1. obsession with the exercise of power. 2. the delusion that one has great power or importance.” And it defines pander as a verb meaning to “gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or habit).”
As a member of the minority party of the House, Northup would have a tall order convincing so many of her colleagues and maybe a Democratic president that drilling is the plan for now. The vile subtext of this in the campaign is that she would somehow lower the price of fuel through the sheer force of her own personality, and that this is the paramount reason to vote for her.
She is making grave mistakes this time around, which is uncharacteristic: Last week, she told WHAS-TV that a $694,000 grant she secured for the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development was at the center of a federal investigation into possible malfeasance by former Dean Robert Felner, who oversaw $47 million in grants.
“Dean Felner did a good job at U of L,” Northup said. “He really worked hard in the Department of Education, and obviously it’s very upsetting that this investigation is going on.”
While she may have been proud to tie herself to the grant money during campaign season, there was no obvious need for her to weigh in on Felner — especially with such flattery. I fully expect Yarmuth’s campaign — if not my own — to use this soon.
Click here to read the rest of the Northup Campaign’s eulogy…
But if that’s not enough, today the Jefferson County GOP released a statement praising Republicans for lowering gas prices. Yeah, $4.20 is SO much lower than what I paid last week!
Take a peek:
Fortunately, Jefferson County has several candidates and officeholders with the understanding necessary to lead us towards the most fiscally and environmentally responsible solutions for our energy future.
“Senator Mitch McConnell and Anne Northup have been on the forefront of this issue since their campaigns began, understanding how to bridge the gap towards our eventual energy independence,” Cummings said.
For the record: We like the local Republican Party Chair Brad Cummings quite a lot. But we can’t for the life of us figure out how he could think Anne Northup has been on the forefront of lowering fuel prices. Standing in front of a gas station owned by one of her biggest contributors hardly shows leadership when you own millions in big oil stocks.
And if Anne Northup offered real leadership– ever– don’t you think she would have won her race in 2006? And don’t you think she would have beaten the most hated governor in Kentucky political history (at the time) during the 2007 gubernatorial primary?
Yeah. She’s done.