Over at the Big Orange, smileycreek asked me if I ever made posters for political campaigns and asked specifically about her congresscritter, Wally Herger. I didn’t recognize the name until I googled. Of course, I remembered Ol’ Wally when I read this at the Mt. Shasta News (August 21, 2009):
Redding, Calif. —
Republican Congressman Wally Herger held a health care town hall meeting Aug. 18 at Simpson University in Redding, where a partisan crowd of over 2,000 people loudly cheered Herger’s position that a public option was “unacceptable.”
Although Herger called several times for the audience to “respect each other’s opinions,” those opposed to president Obama’s health care were greeted with cheers while the few in favor were interrupted with catcalls.
“Our democracy has never been threatened as much as it is today,” Herger said to a loud standing ovation.
One speaker said he could trace his ancestors back to the Mayflower and said “they did not arrive holding their hands out for help.”
“I am a proud right wing terrorist,” he declared to cheers.
Herger praised the man’s attitude.
“Amen, God bless you,” Herger said with a broad smile. “There is a great American.”
You remember Ol’ Wally now, too, dontcha, kids?
According to wiki:
The audience member clarified that he meant to say “right wing extremist”
That makes it so much better, doesn’t it? Anyhoo, that’s all I needed to want to make a poster about Ol’ Wally.
Original DVD cover
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