Monday, October 5, 2009

Teresa Who?

A former aide to Ted Kennedy who has not lived in Delaware County for almost 20 years has returned here to run for Joe Sestak's vacated seat.

It's hard to imagine what makes Teresa Touey think she can beat out Rep. Bryan Lentz or even Rep. Greg Vitali, should he declare for the nomination.

She does have a connection to Sestak, she was a deputy field campaign manager or something, but that sounds pretty tenuous. She was born in Delco, she still has family here and apparently spent some time here to help get Sestak elected but past that, she seems to be a Massachussetts Dem, through and through.

Her announcement speech at the Drexel Hill train station was a symphony of fecklessness. Only about 10 people showed up and at one point she was drowned out by a passing train. (You can see it here on You Tube.)

She seems like a nice enough woman but if anyone it vulnerable to a charge of carpetbagging it is her.

Who would have encouraged her to run or to think she could win here? Sestak? An old aunt?

She says that competitive primaries produce the best candidates but forgive me if I don't buy her "I'm doing it for the good of the party" routine.

We'll try to find out the real reason she's in this race over the course of the next several months. Whether it be plain vanity, the machinations of Joe Sestak or something else, we'll find out. In the meantime, any guesses?

UPDATE/Correction: It was the Drexel Hill trolly stop, not train station. What a train was doing going by I have no idea.


Blogger steve mcdonald said...

do we have talking points yet?

October 5, 2009 at 9:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She says she was "hired" by Joe's 2006 campaign. No record of payment on the campaign finance reports. So, she was "hired" as a non-paid volunteer. Big whoop.

It makes no sense as "machinations" by Sestak. He's not going to put his name or weight behind such a weak candidate. It sounds more like she worked on Sestak's campaign and thinks name-dropping Sestak will propel her to the front of the line.

By the time the Primary rolls around, you could still write a blog entitled "Teresa Who?".

It's unlikely she will even be able to get enough signatures to get on the ballot.

October 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM 

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