I was reading offerings from a couple of Watertown Daily Times bloggers and it sounds like they are both repulsed and resigned to the notion of writing
"Rep. Darrel Aubertine (R-Cape Vincent)"
in stories in the not-to-distant future.
Now the Times has never liked Aubertine, as is their right, but his imminent rise to Congress should not merely be dismissed as some strange confluence of tradewinds forming the perfect storm sinking the Titanic (aka Republicanism in the North Country).
Remember those GOP TV commercials with JohnMcHugh, Jim Wright and Bob Nortz sitting around a table nodding in approval at each other as the announcer chortled about the Republican Team.
That kind of appeal to party loyalty started fading long ago, about the time consumers were switching from Detroit to Tokyo.
Today the table is empty and the GOP stands to lose their crown jewel,the Congressional seat.
Too many years of being the me-too party to modern big government liberalism. Voters decided that in blue-state New York, if you like big government, why not start electing the real thing who also control Albany and now Washington.
That's no perfect storm.....it's a rotting carcass.