Anti-Pryor PAC trades on inuendo

Mark Pryor is a political weakling. A D-I-N-O (Democrat in name only) and a general disappointment. Talk about mealy mouth, play it safe straight to the core wishy-washyness. That is our man in Washington, Mark Pryor. I cannot say that I loathe Pryor’s politics, but he is a persistent aggravation.

On the personal level, Mark Pryor is a fine man. In fact, his fortitude in the face of hardwhip is notable, which makes his political flexibility all the more galling. I like Sen. Pryor and it hurts to make this kind of public appraisal. His dad, former Sen. David Pryor, is a reasonable moderate Democrat. I like them both. If Mark Pryor gets any more accommodating with the Republican right-wingers, he might run for President.

However, the recent attacks on Sen. Pryor make me so angry I might just start supporting him. To borrow a phrase from my old pal, Justice Jim Johnson, those people are whippin’ a dead horse back to life.

Here is the innuendo that is supposed to fill you with rage (and class envy) directed at Arkansas senior United States senator. Frankly, it makes me want to vomit. Get this, “Why has the IRS let Sen. Mark Pryor’s wealthy mother-in-law skip out on $2 million in unpaid taxes she admitted she owed?”

Let’s see.

The IRS likes her a lot.

She’s really really good looking

It was Lucky Taxpayer Day at the Internal Revenue Service.

She shared the treasured and top-secret family egg nog recipe.

She pulled a .38 out of her purse and told the agent that either his signature or his brains would be on the bottom line.

She started singing old Klingon love ballads.

She shook her fist and said something like, “Do you know who my son-in-law is? Well let me tell you. His name is United States Senator Mark Pryor. Yeah, I thought that might calm your haughty IRS bureaucrat rear end down a little bit. Everybody knows he is the biggest bad-ass in Washington and nobody messes with Mark Pryor, and you better not even think about it.”

(Sound effects: gales of laughter)

Hell, I don’t know the answer to your stupid question but from the looks of your website, you are long on dark suggestive questions and short on cold hard answers. This is the identical style of meaningless vague accusation as the entire maliciously conceived cottage industry for hard-bit political radicals known as Whitewater that occupied public attention for most of the Clinton Presidency (which was always intended as a distraction to keep the duly elected President from being President).

I could be wrong. Perhaps Sen. Mark Pryor holds court sitting on the edge of his desk while legions of subservient constituents kiss the hand and request that the Godfather perform horrifying acts of vengeance. Again, I could be wrong about Pryor. it could be that Idi Amin is his management role model, but I’m not feeling it.

Would you people please go back under the refrigerator where you belong?

And, believe me, when it comes time, I could very well vote for Mark Pryor.



About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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