Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Republitarian Weighs In

Over at Republitarian, they have a few comments about the debate yesterday. Mainly, he is asking what Mark Obenshain said to the "microphone man" during the debate.
That guy was the debate organizer so I thought at first it may have had something to do with the loopsided questioning tactics, but I have been shown that is not the case (since he didn't tell the moderator and the questions were in fact from people with no lapel stickers on).
My only other guess is that it had something to do with the comments after the debate about the statewide candidates, and that Mark was just making sure they knew how it was going to be done. In any case, I did not ask Mark about it and frankly I don't care what it was about. Whatever it was, it was between the organizer and Senator Obenshain.

UPDATE: A credible source has told me they spoke with a fair official and they know for a fact that Obenshain was asking about the statewide candidate comments after the debate.
Looks like my guess was a good one.

8 Comments:

  • At 8/18/2005 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Republitarian says differently. And the exchange was noticeably heated. I was there ... more than question asking was going on. O was mad about something. If the Republitarian is correct -- that Obenshain wanted to be seated onstage with Lohr during Lohr's debate -- this demonstrates enormous arrogance on Obenshain's part and his lack of trust in Lohr, traits that pertain to all of us. If Obenshain didn't want his anger noticed, he should have expressed it more privately. Frankly, GOPhokie, you should care.

     
  • At 8/18/2005 6:19 PM, Blogger republitarian said…

    Trust me on this BD(yeah I know who you are). My source is real good. I doubt Mr.Wenger would make it up.

     
  • At 8/18/2005 7:36 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Well it sounds like you hava better source than me.
    As to whether I should care, if Mark wanted me to know what he said, he would have told me. If in fact he did want to sit with Lohr, I think it would have been very stupid on his part.

     
  • At 8/18/2005 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You seem to be making some pretty sweeping accusations. Mark this Mark that...you know what Mark Obenshain wasn't the focus at the fair it was Lohr and Fulk so move on and add something to the discourse.

     
  • At 8/18/2005 9:54 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Anon, with all due respect, this post is about what Mark Obenshain said to the fair organizer. I agree he was not the central figure of the debate, but there are other posts dealing with the debate itself.

     
  • At 8/18/2005 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Granted, but you have to agree that republitarian and the like add little to the conversation by making "I saw something there for it must be...(insert here whatever you please without documentation)" comments.

     
  • At 8/20/2005 12:59 PM, Anonymous marilyn said…

    anon 12:35,
    eyewitness testimony not good enough? what type of documentation would satisfy your need for hard proof? a certified photo clearly expressing the good senator being angry that he personally signs and dates?
    come on, it happened for everyone to see. obenshain wanted to influence how the debate went, that much was obvious to everyone there. too bad so sad.............

     
  • At 8/21/2005 10:58 AM, Blogger republitarian said…

    how about the sworn testimony of Jack Wenger, Jim Brit, And Karl Magenhofer?

     

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