The Indy Chicken attended the democrat slating convention this morning. He didn’t try to enter the convention, he just hung around outside with a few members of his flock. Some funny things happened.
Most attending gave thumbs up as they drove by reading his sign, “Democrat CCC and Mayor E-Z on Crime”.
The Mayor drove past shaking his head after seeing the Indy Chicken. He continued by without picking up his Egghead Award.
Ron Gibson got lost in the parking lot; it took him ten minutes to park his BMW. In all fairness the lot was half full.
Tony Duncan looked shocked as members of the flock-yelled hello to him, wonder what he was up to.
Monroe Gray did you report the accident this morning? Backing into another car while in your city owned vehicle requires a report. The Indy Chicken was there if the other driver needs a witness...say it aint so Monroe, you didn’t break another regulation did you?
Did anyone notice Senator Howard defending pea shakes to the Indy Chicken? It happened the Senator blocked traffic both ways while he tried to sway the opinion of the Chicken...he failed.
Seriously the word is getting out. Citizen of Indianapolis are tired. The lack of effort coming from our democrat mayor and CCC is appalling. One gentleman running for the council stopped by. He showed us his sign and agreed with us, I quote "some on the council need to move on".
We hope that those voting took notice. Our city needs to work together if this crime epidemic is to be curtailed.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Chicken Or Not, Bart Rules Out Governor's Race
Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson (D) accepted the Marion County Democrats endorsement for four more years as mayor, but he's going to take a pass on challenging Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) next year, who I'm sure will return the favor by making sure no big bucks flow into the eventual GOP candidate's coffers. If businessman Bob Parker is the candidate, I suspect he will be capable of self-financing his campaign with or without GOP support. People have asked me what I thought about him, and I frankly don't know enough about him to comment one way or the other. I'm interested in learning more about him.
Marion County Democrats were greeted by the Indy Chicken as the arrived for their slating convention this morning at the Murat Theatre two blocks from my home. Ernest Shearer describes the scene outside the Murat this morning with the Indy Chicken:
Taking Down Words did some serious live blogging from today's slating convention. In the contested city-county council races, TDW reports that Charles "Doc" Henderson was chosen over Ricky Hence in District 1, Carey Hamilton was picked over Pam Hickman in District 4, and Frank Scott got the nod over Paul Woods in District 6. There will be two Maherns on the ballot. Brian Mahern plans to take on Republican Scott Keller, while Dane Mahern is seeking re-election. All incumbent Democratic CCC candidates are seeking re-election.
There has been very little news or activity to report on the GOP side. A lack of interest in the CCC races at the party's slating convention last week may foreshadow a blowout in this fall's election. Democrats currently hold a 15-14 edge. They could easily pick up 3-4 seats this year unless the GOP pulls a rabbit out of a hat and finds some strong candidates it's currently lacking in many of the key races.