The Whig/Take Back Maine campaign keeps on truckin'. And endorsements are beginning to roll in from all across this great state of Masachuset:
Massachusetts Unlicensed Electrical Workers' Union - What a shot in the arm to receive their endorsement. Of course, they are unlicensed, which means all their members can do on the jobsite is install lightbulbs.
The Whalers & Harpooners Union - Yes, yes, I know whaling is outlawed. But they don't! They assemble each month at the old whaling church in New Bedford to sing chanties and to dream of the glorious old whaling days. At their last meeting I made the mistake of yelling "Thar she blows!" and was nearly hit by a flying harpoon! That'll teach me!
Long Kesh Irish Pub - Being half Irish, it's a wonderful feeling to get an endorsement from my own kind. Especially from the folks at the Long Kesh - who are near and dear to my Celtic heart. In fact, if you'll pardon me, I'd like to offer them a special message in the language of the old country: "Gibarrg sloncha blagglera figg loch guinnessee southie" ... which means, "How 'bout another pint before we swim home."
Veterans of the Spanish-American War - A small but influential group (let's not forget their impact on the election of 1900).
Connecticut River Swim Club - Massachusetts Chapter - To raise funds for my election, a group of 50 attempted to swim from the Vermont/New Hampshire border to the Connecticut border. Twenty made it, there's been no sign of the others. Next of kin are being notified ... and are being asked for their vote.
Massachusetts Mathematics Club - They're on board, but only because I said I would fund a study to - once and for all - find the value of pi.
Massachusetts Residents Against the US Invasion of Grenada (MRAUSIG) - Though it's been 23 years since this two and a half hour war that saw the largest fighting force on the planet trounce a small island the size of Cuttyhunk, the MRAUSIG is a passionate group of peaceful individuals who will never forget. Their slogan: "Don't Let Iraq Become Another Grenada" has never caught on, though.
The Bourne Bridge Painters Guild - There's nothing more refreshing than a crisp fall day, watching the painters hanging hundreds of feet above the Cape Cod Canal doing their craft. Their current exhibit is "Bourne Bridge in Gray" which runs through the end of 2007.
Jack Sheedy - Whig Candidate