Ambassador Joe Wilson shows his True Colors at Kissell Fundraiser

This past Saturday, Ambassador Joe Wilson came to Charlotte, NC to support Larry Kissell in his second bid to unseat Robin Hayes in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.

I had not had the pleasure of meeting Joe Wilson prior to Saturday's event and was honestly expecting the man to be just a wee bit of a stuffed shirt. I found instead, a man who is generous, patient and funny. He did not leave the event until he had met each person who desired an introduction, stood for pictures with all waiting in line and signed every spare scrap of paper, every book and every Creative Loafing shoved in front of him. That's quite a chore when the total attendance is over 200 people.





He is engaging and genuine. On Saturday, he didn't look over or through people. Working a room full of excited Democrats might not offer quite the same challenge as shaking hands with - and subsequently staring down - Saddam Hussein, but Joe Wilson is a skilled diplomat and it showed.

Ambassador Wilson drew quite a bit of applause and kept us laughing throughout much of his talk.

I was surprised to hear Ambassador Wilson speak so eloquently about the South. How refreshing when so many others would like to write us off.

The Ambassador had a few words to say about service to our country.

Finally, he had more than a few words to say in support of Larry Kissell, the next congressman from North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.

Here are a few of Momoaizo's photos. The two above are also Mo's.

What a group, eh? We have other group photos. I'll pull them out later.












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Woo hoo, Betsy!!!!

I can't wait to watch the videos. Well, actually I can. But I'm going to check them out the first chance I get. Maybe while Huff falls asleep on the couch watching golf . . . or the Redskins . . . or the "Nats".

Thanks for taping it so those of us "unable" to attend can enjoy.
 
News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

Great job Betsy!!!

Thanks so much for all the pictures and videos. You guys have touched history. Fantastic.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Betsy -

In that top picture - why does Joe Wilson have a carrot on his nose?


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I'm not sure...

but why am I picking My nose in that other one?

Left on 49

ewwwww.

Seriously. Couldn't you have waited until the picture was taken? :)


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I know I should go to bed.

but I just sat here and watched those videos.

Wow. Thank god for Joe Wilson and people like him. Keep speaking truth.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Props to Working for Change

and the Kissell camp. WFC was the event chair and as always did a smashing job.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Three true Patriots

in that top picture. Not flashy, just lifetimes of example. Huzzahs for Erdman, Kissell, and Wilson!

I didn't do a very good job

of identifying the folks in the pictures.

Top is obviously Larry Kissell, Ambassador Wilson and the third man is Mecklenburg County Dem Party Chair David Erdman. He's a good egg. :)

The second picture is our wonderful Momoaizo and Joe Wilson.

The group pictures include (me), LeslieH (tan jacket), LiberalNC (far left), scharrison (tall dude), momoaizo, Working for Change (goddess in the red dress), Marshall Adame and Sam Spencer.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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You all look like

hate-mongering liberal extremists.

I was thinking exactly the same thing.

:::shaking fist:::::

You, you, liberals, you.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Please rec at Kos

Here's the link. Thank you!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Great diary Betsy

Double props to WFC! The place was big enough for the 200 that attended at the same time feeling pretty intimate. It was inspiring being surrounded by so many good dems. Then to be able to speak with and listen to both Larry and Amb Wilson made my year!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Oh yea, loved it when the oldster started yelling from the back

for Wilson to speak up and he said, "All people over 50 just come to the front". A true Diplomat!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Still on the rec list at Kos

Most of the comments are very positive. Only two dweebs complained about the teaser headline saying it was misleading. I guess they wanted me to dish some dirt. 'Twas no dirt to dish.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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That is one of the longest running rec diaries I've come across.

Very good work.,

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Why thank you.....

The good Ambassador did all the heavy lifting. I just held the video camera.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.