I’m not a big Delaware grapevine
fan. I think Celia Cohen’s style of “inside baseball” reporting is a symptom of a distinctly Delawarean disease. I have previously discussed the disease called “onePartyopathy”.
The one party is “The Incumbent Party” and Celia Cohen is that party’s official groupie.
That said, she does have a great sense of the game and her one-liners are often on the money. So here is the best of Delaware Grapevine/early 2006 edition. From Blue & Gold:
Terry Spence - Republican speaker – BLUE
He wants to win over voters with $250 for their electric bills. Oh, for the days it only took a half-pint of whiskey and a $5 bill.
John Still - Senate Republican minority leader – BLUE
He sends out postcards to try to find Senate candidates. Up next -- bloodhounds and milk cartons.
From "The Early Line”
U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats - Dennis Spivack - Wilmington lawyer
He earns the Democrats' gratitude for going where John Carney and Jack Markell fear to tread.
I think Dennis Spivack is great, but this last item is funny because it is true. Note to Jack: There is still time. You could win.