Friday, July 6, 2012

Destined for the Ashleigh of History

Oh Ashley, Ashley, I love you.If Lake County's comical Congressman Joe Walsh gets punkt by the MSM, how long before the local media notices?

Walsh recently was on CNN to complain that his opponent Tammy Duckworth talks to much. Politico jumped quickly and didn't resist the opportunity to have some fun:
Rep. Joe Walsh's clash with CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday afternoon almost certainly featured the most times the name "Ashleigh" has ever been uttered on TV in a 12-minute span.
Rep. Joe Walsh, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield battle
Haha, soon after, Lake County's newspaper of record the Daily Herald dutifully reproduced Politico's meme:
Walsh and Banfield talked over each other for more than 10 minutes, with Walsh often repeating "Ashleigh, Ashleigh, Ashleigh" as the McHenry Republican sought to make the point that Duckworth should talk more about issues instead of her military service.
Walsh spars with CNN personality over Duckworth
In a nutshell, the Daily Herald took Politico's joke and made that their story. All the while managing not to be funny about it. For the record, here's how it's supposed to be done, son:
Bystanders may have thought they wandered into a Scarlett O'Hara audition, given the number of times Walsh invoked the name "Ashley".
By now it's obvious that Walsh has dropped any pretense of even trying to be re-elected. Your LakeCountyEye advises Walsh, the next time he's in front of the cameras, to try reading some of Rhett Butler's lines. Just sayin!

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