Know Your Enemy (Northern Kentucky Edition): Geoff Davis

Know Your Enemy (Northern Kentucky Edition): Geoff Davis

This week, Know Your Enemy will be crossing the river to highlight a political figure that has a lot in common with Mean Jean: Rep. Geoff Davis.

You mean, Geoff Davis wears tacky gymnast outfits, too? In public, no.

So what does he have in common with Mean Jean? On the same day that Jeanie Poo called Rep. John Murtha a "coward," Davis posted this message about Murtha’s call for a quick withdrawal from Iraq on his Website:

"I think it's important to understand the political climate in which these shameful statements have been made. Ayman Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's deputy, as well as Abu Musab Zarqawi, have made it quite clear in their internal propaganda that they cannot win unless they can drive the Americans out. And they know that they can't do that there, so they've brought the battlefield to the halls of Congress. And, frankly, the liberal leadership have put politics ahead of sound, fiscal and national security policy. And what they have done is cooperated with our enemies and are emboldening our enemies."

Murtha and the Dems cooperated with terrorists? Where’s proof of that? Good question. Maybe its hidden in the report Bush read that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

He sure sounds like a strong supporter of a prolonged war in Iraq. Only recently. When he ran in 2002, he said, "Iraq should not be attacked unless we have a clearly defined mission, a clear objective, and a specific plan for peace after we succeed."

Hmmm… sounds like a flip-flopper to me! Me too—although I don’t think he knows how to windsurf.

So what else does Davis have in common with Mean Jean? They’re both Republicans running for re-election this year.

What has he accomplished since defeating Nick Clooney for KY’s 4th district House seat in 2004? Spending illegal political contributions. He accepted a whopping $30,000 from Tom Delay via ARMPAC, and $10,000 from Duke "the Dukestir" Cunningham.

"The Dukestir"? Do you think Davis called him that? I don’t know, but I think it will be a very catchy nickname with Cunningham’s new cell mates.

What else has he accomplished? Whatever the President and the GOP wants. He voted the GOP Party Line 96% of the time and voted with Bush 87% of the time.

I bet he’s hoping Bush will stump for him this election like he did in 2004! Actually, it looks like he and Bush had a tiff. He didn’t go to that fancy Mike DeWine fundraiser in February or get another photo-op with him in front of Air Force One.

Where does he stand on immigration? That’s a hot issue right now. He supports the TRUE Enforcement and Border Security Act.

You mean the act that calls for building a big fence along the entire Mexican border? That’s the one.

Doesn’t he support the rights of immigrants? I should hope so—he’s one himself!

You mean… Geoff Davis wasn’t born in the US? Nope—he was born in Quebec, Canada.

Quebec!?! Mon dieu! It’s not so hard to understand: immigrants worldwide have long been lured by the fast horses and beautiful women in Kentucky.

Don’t you mean beautiful horses and fast—shut up.

Who’s running against him? Former Representative Ken Lucas.

Ken Lucas? Didn’t he retire? Guess who’s back in circulation!

What are his chances? He did beat Davis in 2002. And in the last Dem poll, Lucas had the lead. However, Davis recently raised $100,000 at a fundraiser hosted by Speaker Dennis Hastert.

How do you feel about Lucas? Lack of enthusiasm, frankly. Lucas is a notoriously conservative Democrat who stands for many positions I oppose (anti-abortion, ban against gay marriage, war in Iraq). At the same time, I want the Dems to regain the House. This would definitely represent a "lesser of two evils" vote for me.

Will this be an important race for Northern Kentucky? Indeed. In fact, this race ranks at #12 in National Journal’s top 25 most vulnerable House races.

So what can I do to get this corrupt Quebecois out of office? Kentuckians have until April 17th to register to vote in the primary election on May 16th. Ohio Dems can make a difference by volunteering for and/or contributing to the Kentucky Democratic Party.

Thanks Nattie! Since this is a Northern Kentucky Edition of KYE, can we end with an Ohio joke? Here's my favorite:


- You've never met any celebrities.

- "Vacation" means driving through Hocking Hills or
going to King's Island.

- You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they
were popular.

- You measure distance in minutes.

- Down south to you means Kentucky.

- Your school classes were canceled because of cold.

- Your school classes were canceled because of heat.

- Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.

- You end your sentences with an unnecessary
preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If
you go to the mall I wanna go with."

- All the festivals across the state are named after a
fruit, vegetable, or grain.

- You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

- The local paper covers national and international
headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for

- You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still
Winter, and Construction.

- You know if another Ohioian is from southern, middle
or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouth.

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