Monday, August 28, 2006
Creek County's "What a Deal"
The program quoted Adlai Stevenson with "I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends...that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." What a deal that would be! The truth is, the Democrats in Creek County are right on with the issues and right on with their candidates.
What a pleasure to see our Democratic Dream Team in action Saturday night in Sapulpa at the Creek County Democrats annual fundraiser. Thanks to Jari Askins, Drew Edmondson, Jeff McMahan, Cody Graves, and Lloyd Fields for inspiring all of us with your integrity, humor, and responsible politics and good government. Thanks also to the Scott Meacham campaign and the Kim Holland campaign for sending representatives.
A big thanks also to Senator Ted Fisher for emceeing the event. Senator Nancy Riley, our newest Democratic Senator, was a special guest and a highlight of the evening when she said, "It's good to be home," in reference to her recent party affiliation change. I say, "It's good to have you home, Senator Riley."
Frosty Troy was the keynote speaker and his remarks, as usual, were as strong as an acre of garlic. His humor and humility combined are always appreciated at party functions. Nothing and noone escapes his quick wit and analysis.
The program further reminded us that "a politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation." Senator Ted Fisher has thought of the next generation throughout his tenure in the State Senate and he will be sorely missed.
Senator Fisher introduced Creek County candidates including John Mark Young, SD 12; Kathy Thompson, HD 29; Melinda Ryan, HD 30; and Roger Boomer County Commissioner District 3. Fisher also introduced the 3rd District Congressional nominee Sue Barton. Each of the candidates was allowed a four minutes "stump speech."
Special thanks to Creek County Chair Willene Wright and her host committee George and Edwynne Krumme, Senator Ted and Judy Fisher, Representative Danny and Debbi Morgan, John Mark and Debi Young, John and Shirley Harlan, Edmond and Sherian Slyman, Milton and June Skaggs, Marvin Wright, Charlie and Juanita King.
Anita Norman represented the CD3 officers and I was privileged to represent the ODP at the event.