Friday, August 19, 2011

Democratic Party head Bill Luckett leaving Wyoming

Bill Luckett worked his ass off the Democrats in Wyoming. We'll miss him. He's going to Oregon where his wife recently got a job. I don't know much about Oregon. The blue staters in the West (Portland, Eugene, Bend, Corvallis, etc.) outnumber the red-staters in the rural eastern part of the state. This may be a treat for Bill after being hammered for three years by Wyoming Repubs.

Portland also has one of the best bookstores in creation in Powell's City of Books. Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte Porter may be the best porter in creation, even though "Portlandia" pokes fun at it. And Ken Kesey was from Oregon. Never Give A Inch, Ken!

Good luck, Bill.

A few parting quotes (from WY Public Radio)
"Working for the Democratic Party working in one of the most heavily Republican states in the country, you're an underdog," he said. "But at the same time, there are reasonable people everywhere you look. And if everybody comes into this with the spirit of working together, you can get things done. You can get progressive things accomplished in this state. You've just got to be optimistic."

Luckett says one of the perks of his job is a guaranteed ticket to the Democratic National Convention, which is "pretty hard to come by." But, he adds, "Everything else is pretty hard work."
Go with God, Bill. But not with Gop.

And have a Black Butte pint on me, Bud.

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