The pas­ture is pro­logue

Rappahannock News - - COMMENT - HANK GORFEIN Wash­ing­ton

On Aug. 25, a let­ter [“Trump sup­port­ers’ signs taken”], writ­ten by Ms. Eve­lyn Kerr, the chair of the Rap­pa­han­nock County Repub­li­can Party, stated that two Trump signs had been taken from prop­er­ties in Castle­ton and Wash­ing­ton. The body of the let­ter ap­pears to call for ci­vil­ity, but at the end, she writes, “Sadly, such in­ci­dents have oc­curred dur­ing pre­vi­ous elec­tions and ap­pear to be re­lated to the acts of one spe­cific party.”

Which party, Ms. Kerr? Are you ac­cus­ing the Green Party? The In­de­pen­dent Green Party? The Lib­er­tar­ian Party? The Con­sti­tu­tional Party? Or are you talk­ing about (wink-wink) the Demo­cratic Party?

A num­ber of years ago a farmer with road frontage let me put card­board signs on a board fence that sur­rounded a large field. A week later I drove by the site and the signs had been torn down. I got out of my car, cleaned up the mess and put up new signs. This hap­pened sev­eral more times.

I was re­ally up­set, won­der­ing who was tear­ing up our Demo­cratic signs. Then it hit me: The cows in the field were eat­ing the signs! I thought, just my luck, I man­aged to pick a field with a herd of Repub­li­can cows. I al­ways won­dered if those cows were reg­is­tered.

Just like me and those cows, Ms. Kerr has no idea what hap­pened to those signs. I can give at least half a dozen ideas of what might have hap­pened to those signs, and none of them have any­thing to do with the Demo­cratic Party. Please, Ms. Kerr, stop the in­nu­endo and the fin­ger­point­ing.

(Dis­clo­sure: I am a mem­ber of the Demo­cratic State Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and the Demo­cratic 5th Dis­trict Con­gres­sional Com­mit­tee. All thoughts ex­pressed above are strictly my own.)

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