Washington state Republican ignorati are falling all over themselves to see who can most thoroughly, um, fall all over themselves personally berating our friend Richard Pope for his inexcusable efforts to force his fellow Republicans to observe our state’s voter-approved public disclosure laws.
First Richard had to endure the epistolary pugilism of King County GOP standard bearer David Irons. And now Benton County GOP Chair Patrick McBurney goes in for the kill:
Dear Mr. Pope:
Congratulations on your dubious accomplishment. I would say more but you have already recieved [sic] a response from David Irons [sick], and I don’t need to comment further. However, I thought I would pass this link along where you can connect with like minded people www.kcdems.net.
Patrick D. McBurney – Chair
Benton County Republican Party
Hmm. Like minded people? You mean, people who can spell? If McBurney’s cruel caricature of a King County Dem is someone who can remember “i” before “e” except after “c”, then, guilty as charged.
Or is McBurney merely implying that Richard’s uncompromising effort to keep his own party honest and accountable relegates him to the rank ranks of us public disclosure fetishists in the donkey party? Ouch.
And as long as I’m taking my red pencil to McBurney’s missive, I suppose it is only fair to go back and grade the writing skills of former Issaquah School Board President David Irons, particularly his eloquent closing paragraph:
I personally forgive you for your actions and the manor [sic] in which you have so aggressively attack [sic] good people. As for your hate, I sorry [sic] to say that is likely to continue to consume you for now until eternity.
You’ve heard of Ebonics? Well, apparently Irons speaks his own peculiar dialect of English, colloquially known as Ironics.
Of course, coming from an oral tradition, Irons’ native Sammamish ghetto patois doesn’t translate well into the written word. To truly convey the full meaning and eloquence of Irons’ prose you have to imagine it being screamed in the face of a frightened female underling.