A Dog with no Bite

Some of you may be fortunate enough to receive a periodic e-mail from the “Sussex County Watchdog”. His recent topics include predictable Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood and anti-gay rhetoric, but last week the Sussex County Democratic party had the privilege of being the subject of his ire.

He produced a gem of a piece called “Those Dysfunctional Democrats of Sussex County”. If you need a good chuckle, you can read it here. In it, he demonstrates his lack of understanding of what political parties are, mixes in some good ol’ fashioned name-calling, and ends with a profanity-laced quote from comedian Lewis Black.

If you choose to read it, know that the Watchdog is a paid publicist from the current Republican representatives from New Jersey’s twenty-fourth legislative district. And he doesn’t even live in Sussex County! He’s from Pennsylvania.

The Watchdog enjoyed that quote of questionable taste so much that he used it twice. While reading his pieces, a different quote comes to mind from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “…a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”