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Hello, Big Apple September 30, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.

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FITSNews – September 30, 2007 – Sure, the New York Mets were eliminated from the baseball playoffs today (with star pitcher Tom Glavine helping ruin Sic Willie’s all-but-assured fantasy championship) but the real news coming out of the Big Apple on this particular Sunday was a provocative piece from NY Daily News columnist Celeste Katz on the potential pitfalls of presidential flip-flopping. Why so provocative, you may ask? Well, because our very own Sic Willie was featured in the article, of course …

“A candidate has to make sure their change of heart connects with voters on a personal level, much like [Ronald] Reagan did when he successfully sold his conversion to social conservatism back in the early 1980s,” said South Carolina consultant Will Folks, who has worked for Giuliani’s ex-state chairman, Thomas Ravenel.

There’s also a sincerity factor to consider – especially when it seems like every candidate who visits Iowa suddenly thinks ethanol, a fuel made from corn, is the best thing since the Beatles.

“There’s an old Southern Baptist expression that nobody’s more beloved in the church than a new believer,” said Folks. “But if people suspect that somebody’s only coming to church to make time with a pretty girl – or in this case, make time with the voters – there’s going to be a backlash.”

Uhh … yeah, like going to church for the sole purpose of scoping out the “visual relief” is something Sic Willie has never done before. Whatever. In fact, it’s amazing he doesn’t fall right through the floor into an eternal inferno the moment he steps through the door. Geez, this guy is unbelievable.



1. Believe It Not - October 1, 2007

The NY Daily News!! Geeze. What a scoop! More kitty litter!

They print anything. Didn’t they once carry stories of alien invasions??

Will, the closest the most of your readers have been to NYC is Camden SC. This just proves – make a big enough fool of yourself and someone will quote you – just for the shock value.

2. Gillon - October 1, 2007

Congratulations on the Daily News quote To expand on your “Old Southern Baptist reference: One problem that the “Religious Right” (e.g. Southern Baptists) must be having regarding the current crop of frontrunners among the Republican presidential contenders is that not only are their no “new believers” , but not any “old believers” either, at least from the conventional religious standpoint. There is Mormon Mitt Romney, who is indeed a believer, but certainly not of the “old time religion” variety. There is twice-divorced Catholic Rudy Guiliani. (Didn’t Bob Jones once refer to Catholicism as a ‘Cult” What must he think of the Latter Day Saints?) There is Episcopalian, but recently announced Baptist John McCain, not known for the fervor of his faith. And finally there is Fred Thompson, who candidly admitted that he did not attend church at all, save for the occasions when he visited family in Tennessee. So i guess you are right when you say that they must emulate Ronald Reagan. Reagan seldom darkened the door of a church (perhaps Nancy’s belief in astrology filled the void) but was able to carry the Religious Right in 1980 over probably the most devout Christian that ever occupied the White House, Jimmy Carter.

3. Natasha - October 2, 2007

“That’s hot” – uh oh – now I’m going to get sued by Paris Hilton…

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