Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Waffle Day

First the state Democratic Party revels in Michael Steele's food poisoning, now they're kicking a guy on his birthday.

Republican Steve Pearce, running against Rep. Harry Teague down in CD 2, turned 63 today.

He has the political misfortune to be born on National Waffle Day (not to be confused with International Waffle Day, which is in March.)

Apparently today is the anniversary of Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York receiving his patent for the first waffle iron in 1869.

“After 63 years of sharing his birthday with National Waffle Day, it is no wonder that Congressman Pearce has come to be known as the Washington Waffler. Congressman Pearce has waffled on everything from privatizing Social Security to fighting for our veterans,” James Hallinan, Spokesman for the state Dems said.

Oh come on, nobody really calls him that.

Pearce, a former U.S. representative, can take some solace in the fact that his opponents already are calling him "Congressman" again.