Don’t talk about Bob Dole like that!
Sep 13, 2012 | 3201 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By the time you finally get around to reading this, it’s likely that the Democratic and Republican primaries will have already come to an end. This was a lively roster of candidates and races this year on both sides of the aisle in the State Senate and Assembly. However, probably the most lively race was between Republicans Councilman Eric Ulrich and political newcomer Juan Reyes, who were fighting for the chance to challenge State Senator Joseph Addabbo for his seat in south Queens. Unless you picked up this paper as soon as it hit newsstands, live in the 15th Senate District, and still have a few hours to head out to your local polling place and cast your vote, it probably won’t make much of a difference to you that both Donald Rumsfeld and Bob Dole endorsed Reyes for the seat. You know who else it didn’t impress? Eric Ulrich. After Reyes announced the endorsements, Ulrich took to what is quickly becoming his favorite mode of communication – Twitter – to poke a little fun. He tweeted: “funniest line of the day: “Who backs Reyes?”…Sen. Bob Dole, whose last known endorsement was for Viagra” Zing! In case you’re not clear on the tweet, a while back Dole did some commercials for the drug, which, ahem, helps with erectile dysfunction. Well, the Reyes camp didn’t take too kindly to Ulrich’s 140 characters or less, and immediately sent out a statement arguing that Ulrich’s rude and mocking comments prove that he is unfit to serve in public office. "This sleazy and sarcastic comment about one of America's greatest heroes is beyond contempt,” read one quote in the statement. While Ulrich’s tweet may have been insensitive, we hardly think that it deserves much backlash, given the forum on which it was delivered and that it hardly lends itself to serious debate. And given the fact, as well, that right now we are coming up with a lot of tweets that Ulrich could have sent out that make use of some double entendres that would have been much more disrespectful. We just can’t help it. Oh, if only we could share them with you, but there not fit for print. Maybe Pol Position should get a Twitter account of our own!
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