Just received an alert from the Republican Party of Arkansas that chairman Dennis Milligan will not sit by idly as celebrity Democrats Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen (an Arkansas native) barnstorm the state on behalf of Barack Obama.
One wishes that Milligan would take as strong a stance in fighting state Democrats as he does in fighting C-list celebrities, but there you go. Here’s the full statement:
Mary Steenburgen may have Arkansas roots, but in no way is her ultra-liberal ideology representative of the Arkansas voters she and her husband, Ted Danson, are attempting to court this week. We have yet to see Senator Obama himself come to Arkansas to ask for support; instead, he continues to send surrogates who fall far short of their assignment.
Arkansas is a conservative state. We care about protecting our country, our families and our pocketbooks. Sen. McCain’s policies of tax relief, strong support for small business, and protection of our family values are right for Arkansas, and right for America.
Milligan then took an unprecedented step in calling on Arkansans to boycott all viewings of “Three Men and a Baby” and “Cheers” re-runs, because Ted Danson was in those, and he’d call on people to boycott movies that Mary Steenburgen has been in, but for the life of me I can’t think of what she’s been in, so this entire punchline just went to hell.
Where on earth was I going with this? I don’t remember. But as a Republican in Arkansas, there are times when I weep for my party.