Saturday, May 22, 2010

Little Gets Her Palin On



A few weeks ago in the triCityNews, Dan Jacobson called CD-6 GOP candidate Anna Little "Sarah Palin with brains."

I enjoy quoting Jacobson because he says such outrageous things that I am able press the envelope and still come off Republican.

Jacobson is the only other writer paying any attention to CD-6. I'm covering the primary because I want to send Frank Pallone off to his new career as a lobbyist. Dan's covering it because he wants to mate with Diane Gooch and screw Mikey out of $3.2 million dollars, so he says.

I doubt Jacobson really thinks of Little as "Sarah Palin with brains." I think Dan would probably like to mate with Sarah Palin too. Anna just doesn't provoke those kinds of thoughts. That's no commentary on her appearance. When you're around Anna Little you're either thinking about what difference you are going to make or you're trying to figure out how you are going to stop her from making the difference she is going to make despite your best efforts.

And, from the looks of the photo that James Hogan sent me from the Shore Shot Pistol Range, today is probably the first day that Little ever fired a gun. Hogan tells me that Little shot his sw686, a .38 special and from his barretta 92fs. I don't know what any of that means, except it must have been loud.

Hogan says he'll send more photos later.

UPDATE: Thanks to Russ Cote for the additional photo:

4 comments:

Mark said...

Rumor has it that Ms. Palin (oops, Little) rushed from this range to Monmouth Park at the invitation of the Govenor for a photo op. Present were Tea Party movers and shakers. Is Christie hedging his bets or coming to his senses?

James Hogan said...

The gun in the first picture is a stainless Smith & Wesson 686 revolver. Anna was shooting .38 special ammunition from it (the gun can shoot .357s or .38s) which doesn't have too much recoil and is pretty easy to handle. It's not very loud, at least with ear protection. :-)

The other gun is a Beretta 92FS INOX which is the civilian legal version of the military M9, a 9mm semi-auto. Again, very manageable gun, not too loud, very fun to shoot.

It was a great event and it was great to have a chance to chat with Anna Little and Alan Bateman, who by the way is a GREAT shot.

As a personal aside, I can't say I've gone out of my way see what Diane Gooch might be doing with her campaign, but I also haven't gone out of my way to follow what Anna Little is doing, yet Anna Little has attracted me to two of her campaign events already, and has me telling others about her campaign events. There is something to be said about the work she is putting into her campaign thus far and I honestly believe that if Republican voters nominate her in the primary, she'll be the better candidate who is more willing and more able to take the campaign to the streets, day after day, and reach out to every single voter and not just rely on money/ads or a party endorsement which just won't be enough to unseat Pallone in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

"I honestly believe that if Republican voters nominate her in the primary, she'll be the better candidate who is more willing and more able to take the campaign to the streets, day after day, and reach out to every single voter and not just rely on money/ads or a party endorsement which just won't be enough to unseat Pallone in my opinion.

What he said.

Anonymous said...

may the good Lord protect and defend the county candidates under Diane, if she pulls off the primary win..