Wednesday, August 02, 2006

And it's only early August

Sure, the meat of this story in today's Huntsville Times is that Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley thinks Gov. Bob Riley hasn't done enough to meet public schools' needs for more supplies and teachers. But I choose to focus on the more transcendent theme for now: Baxley has been a quote machine lately. For proof, just check a sampling of her remarks during a speech in the Rocket City on Tuesday.
  • On Riley's criticisms of Alabama Education Association lobbyist Paul Hubbert: "Somebody needs to tell him that Paul Hubbert is not on the ballot."
  • On how she works really, really hard, y'all: "When I look in that mirror -- and you can look at my makeup and tell I spend a lot of time in the mirror -- I have to be able to say, 'I did my best.'"
Yep, it's Governor Cowboy Boots vs. Wiregrass Farm Girl. The debates should be a sight to see.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's clear the national democrat party handlers she recently hired and working her over.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

In what sense should that ambiguous sentence be interpreted, anonymous commenter?

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like the post is saying the national Democrat party flacks Baxley recently hired are good at writing her soundbites.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

That's what I thought it meant, but the comment was a little hazy because it also could have suggested that she was getting "worked over" in the idiomatic sense. Her first two remarks easily could have come from her speechwriters, but the last one was all Lucy.

Also, point of order for both comments: The adjectival form of Democrat is Democratic.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's democratic about them?

9:05 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

The party's name is the Democratic Party, anonymous commenter. Democrat is the noun used to identify party members, and Democratic is the adjectival form of that noun. I don't think proper English is too much to request.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point is I don't see much that's "democratic" about the way they operate.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

If their name bothers you, ask them to change it.

4:10 PM  

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