Who's on Watch?
Tags: Andrea Doria, Elvis, Elvis Presley, flop sweat, LOOK OUT, looking away, Martha Coakley, MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS, pollsters, President Bill Clinton, PRESIDENT OBAMA, Senator Kennedy's senatorial seat, SLIDES OF MY FATHER, WEIGHT WATCHERS
President Obama called on Friday.
President Clinton called on Saturday.
It’s Sunday and perhaps Elvis shall call today? Here’s hopin’. I want to tell him about weightwatchers.
Martha Coakley is perspiring–not that the democratic senatorial candidate in Massachusetts for the senate seat vacated when Ted Kennedy died is the kind of woman who lets you see her sweat, mind you–but believe me, everyone around her is grinning through flop sweat.
Calm down, democrats.
She’s no relation to me, nor is she sorry. Her campaign has enough trouble without adding my family’s political history.
This image is of the bridge and the parapet look-out on the Andrea Doria, the Italian liner, on its final (successful) voyage to New York City. It was taken by my father in June of 1956. With the benefit of hindsight, we now know that the look-out on this bridge, three weeks later, was a bit astounded to see “The Stockholm” come out of the fog off Nantucket Island, and head straight into the Andrea Doria. She sank to the bottom 10 hours later.
So much for look-outs and pollsters.
I see this photo and go, “Martha. Martha. Martha. Everyone is in a panic, seeing the Scott Brown-Playmate of The Month-steel ice breaker-bow approaching.”
Chill out, people of the Commonwealth and Democratic nation. It’s the things we don’t have any warning about, (earthquakes in Haiti, for example numero uno) that we have to worry about.
Besides, how can someone with my last name lose?
She won’t, I reckon; but I’m telling you this.
If she does, I’m going down with the ship (after changing my name) and shouting short four letter words.
“Glub Glub Glub.”
©Pat Coakley 2010
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