Let’s imagine for a moment that you work for the Pennsylvania Republican Party, and you are charged with planning the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The dinner, named for President Abraham Lincoln, needs a guest speaker.
Short of inviting a John Wilkes Booth impersonator, what are some other options for “Worst Possible/Most Antithetical Speaker” to keynote the event?
If you guessed a Southern Governor who instituted Confederate History Month to “understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War,” you would be correct.
That’s right, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will be the keynote speaker at the PA GOP’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Harrisburg Hilton on February 8th.
In 2010, Governor McDonnell declared that April would be Confederate History Month in Virginia, saying that Confederate history “should not be forgotten, but instead should be studied, understood and remembered.”
Presumably, the PA GOP has invited Governor McDonnell to speak in order to bridge the gap between the goals and ideals of Abraham Lincoln and the misunderstood merits of Slaveocracy.
Here’s a list of other topics in McDonnell’s wheelhouse for him to speak about at the PA GOP Lincoln Day Dinner:
- His belief, as outlined in his Master’s thesis from Regent University, that working women and feminists are “detrimental” to the family and that the government should favor married couples over “cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.”
- His views on transvaginal probes for women (always a favorite topic for the PA GOP).
- His failed “personhood” legislation.
Clearly, the PA GOP is ready to take on issues that will modernize and broaden the appeal of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania.
Tip of the hat to PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason for approving McDonnell as the Lincoln Day Speaker. Gleason is likely to serve another term at the helm of the PA GOP and continue his comedy of errors.