Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chairman Healy Made Me Do It!

Connecticut Republican Party Chair Chris Healy surrounds himself with bright young talent and as result misses nothing. Not long ago he emphatically told state central members to get with the program and utilize the new media.

New Media
A term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century.

Dutifully I signed up on Twitter and Facebook.

Once on Twitter thought I'd look to see if any of my cousins were already there found none, but stumbled across James Hageman, a Lutheran Minister from Montana and began following his "tweets".

In messages of 140 characters or less I've gotten to know the man. He's fairly conservative with a good sense of humor, nice fellow.

He expressed dismay that he could not attend the Ashcroft event, graciously held in Cheshire at the home of Joe & Marilyn Bartoli so I thought I'd try to bring it to him.

With the help of Cheshire Town Council member, Tim White here's John Ashcroft and ACR the evening of September 17th 2009.

The entire evening was fabulous and this will not be the only post about it.
John Ashcroft's a self-effacing, humble, quick wit enjoyable man who I've held in high regard since before it was fashionable.
For many of us John Ashcroft is a rock star.
Lest anyone continue to labor under the delusion that Ashcroft ordered Justice Department statues covered (see poorly written USA Today article here) he did not. A staffer did, thinking she was making points, Ashcroft is too much a gentleman to embarrass a subordinate so he never uttered the truth. (He never told me that, but an `in-the-know' relative of his did.)

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