Monday, August 07, 2006

Kline's Crocodile Tears

To weep crocodile tears is to pretend a sorrow that one doesn’t in fact feel, to create a hypocritical show of emotion. The idea comes from the ancient belief that crocodiles weep while luring or devouring their prey.

Again and again, poor Kline continues to 'frame' himself as being a good soldier while crying crocodile tears at being a 'victim' in an heroric effort to avoid having to explain his voting record or discuss issues that affect Minnesotans'...what a guy! Unfortunately, the voters are catching on....
Missing issues

I found the comments by Marcus Esmay, a spokesman for Rep. John Kline, R Minn., very curious, not so much for what he said, but what he avoided ("Al Franken, others show support at DFL fundraiser," July 26). According to the article, Coleen Rowley said at the fundraiser that "Kline has the worst voting record in the state on environment, education, disabled veterans and working family issues, which she specifically selected for their nonpartisan nature."

Esmay responded by calling Rowley's campaign a "smear" campaign and goes on to talk about Rep. Kline's meritorious 25-year military career. However, he says nothing of Kline's career in Congress. Why?

Perhaps because it is something that Kline desperately does not want to talk about. Is he ashamed of the fact that he is nothing more than a Bush rubber stamp?

At the end of the day, all Esmay has left us with is somebody with all the power whining about what a victim he is. If Kline wants to talk about the issues, I am more than happy to listen, but please spare me and the rest of the 2nd District's voters the crocodile tears.

Kenneth J. Wagner University alumnu
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