There’s a difference in how young people view things than grizzly veterans, that’s for sure. Millions of her contemporaries possess the precious right to vote. If they saw it as more of an obligation, you could see 177 posts like this every day. lol
Should we envision them as armed camps? Will they be throwing typewriters at each other … or just pencils? Folding up paper press releases as paper airplanes and launching them? Or just sending up hot air trial balloons?
So, she is not exactly sitting around in an office drinking scotch and smoking cigars. It’s not the deepest political thought, but I’ve noticed that criticism of Avery Bourne has an undertone that feels more personal and petty than the criticisms launched at others. If we are going to call pols out on their Facebook posts, I’ve got a long list of ones from the “cigar and scotch” crew, like endless selfies and stirring quotations from Robert Frost. The road less traveled? Oh wow, so deep. Let’s judge Avery Bourne from the totality of her Facebook posts, which on the whole appear to be what they should be.
- Homer J. Quinn - Wednesday, Sep 30, 15 @ 10:16 am:
Now, state Rep. Bourne, “Ever wonder why a district is a certain color on a map? Why blue? Why not green? Yellow? Maybe the district takes on the personality of the color they are on the map? Like, green, is your district ‘chill’, or red is like ‘hot’ about things and stuff… I look at the colors in wonderment.”
What is the point of this post, exactly? Not Rep. Bourne’s FB post, but this particular Capitol Fax post? Nothing will come of this, but antagonizing Rep. Bourne for being lighthearted. GA members are people too…
- Robert Lincoln - Wednesday, Sep 30, 15 @ 10:19 am:
I see a bunch of tents surrounding one humongous gold tent with TRUMP emblazoned over the screen door.
Nothing wrong with law student on leave Bourne that ” Boot Camp ” , a couple years in the real Military ( Not NG or Resrv.) , 10 + years of Work , Responsibility , Life Experience and Hard Knocks wouldn’t cure. Then ask her what “Camp” she’s in ?
- John A Logan - Wednesday, Sep 30, 15 @ 10:24 am:
@FakeAveryBourne - Voting gets confusing, so on the Pretty Green button I put a smiley face sticker, on the Mean Red button I put a Frowny Face sticker, & the Yellow Button I put a Unicorn sticker to make me smile #FreshmanProblems
I like her comment, and I am surprised by some of the negative comments and glad to see some of the light-hearted ones, especially after the past year. Her perspective seems to be better than that of a young smug newbie that acts like they know everything about everything. And I’d prefer it to the cantankerous attitude as well.
BTW: I’d watch out for Rand’s camp, some of his dad’s Paulestinians can’t make up their minds between Rand and Bernie, which to me is scary on multiple levels.
Avery, the term “camps” when applied to politics - is literal. Camps are temporary gatherings of like minded people. Gold camps are filled with young men digging for wealth. Nudist camps are filled with people who want to enjoy life sans clothing. Scout camps are filled with young people discovering outdoor skills. RV camps are filled with seniors filling their bucket list before ascending to their final camp in the sky.
Political camps are filled with young people digging for wealth, fame and fortune. They are willing to get naked and sell their souls to the highest bidders. Their learn about how to dig for oppositional dirt on opponents. They fill their bucket list when they convince the AARP crowd to support their candidates.
When the gold is panned out, when buttocks are sunburned, when little Jimmy’s parents return to pick him up Sunday night, when the RV couldn’t clear the drive through window at Cracker Barrel, and when repeated electoral losses visit the Happy Political Campers - camps breaks up.
==What is the point of this post, exactly?==
This is a good question.
Rich is doing her a favor. He basically gave her the lesson (on a pretty bland FB post) that you are now part of a blood sport. Just like in the Miranda warning anything you say (post) can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion. It will be taken out of context and placed into 30 second radio and tv ads. So proceed with caution and be careful what you post and say because someone is always watching or listening.
Instead of posting silly stuff on twitter and facebook, text your best friend the silly comment and have a chuckle with her. Then if it winds up in a 30 second radio ad, you know you need to find a new best friend. Good luck and as Sean Connery would say “here endith the lesson”.
Rich Miller’s Sweaty Upper Lip- TV Guide captions …
She was wondering what these camps would look like. I responded in kind with the “Community” references. I guess that’s not light-hearted enough for you. Have you seen those episodes? The Repubs competing for the nominations could easily fit into some of those scripts.
So who does Hillary’s hair at the campsite? Who remembered to bring the can opener? What kind of beer did each camp bring? Did they make a camp fire using flints, matches or a lighter? Marshmellows? Are they all on their cellphones?
Wow, I’m noticing a strong odor of sexism and ageism. In sum, “There, there, pretty little girl, some day you can grow up to be a REAL legislator.” I’m pretty sure her facebook post is tongue in cheek, and while I don’t think she should be immune from criticism, I think her only error here is that she didn’t use her best judgment in whether to post at all (she should not have posted). As a public figure, she should know better than to post something tongue in cheek that can be interpreted in SO many other ways. I’m wondering if this was posted to facebook by any middle-aged white guy legislator, then would everyone would be congratulating him on his Seinfeldesque insightful humor? And FYI, I’m not a Bourne supporter, nor Republican, nor female, nor young. I just don’t like the tone of many of the posts here.
I can only imagine Paul has sun tea,Hillary has her own server,Bernie smells like leaves burning,trump owns the campground ,Carley works on her resume,Carson’s cooking ribs,huckabee in a revival tent,Cruz working the beer tent,walker can’t cut the cheese,Jeb! Is asleep,christy cooking Nathan’s,..
===So…. Rep. Bourne is off limits because she is young or a she or…?===
Rich, given the number of options you normally use to set up open threads, your “Deep Thoughts” headline just missed the mark…and seemed to invite internet troll humor more than good old fashioned criticism or wit
I am (sort of) young and female, and this feels neither sexist nor ageist to me. I think we’d definitely jump all over a young male legislator who wrote something like this, and I hope we’d show ever less mercy to an older man for having no business being on social media until he can use better judgment…