That’s the nickname attached forever to Eddie Yost, for the number of walks he drew over his 18-year major league baseball career.
But consider the holiday weekend schedule of Connecticut’s junior senator, Richard Blumenthal. According to his office, he will be taking part in ten Memorial Day weekend events, most of them parades.
Saturday: Wethersfield at 9:00 AM, North Haven at 10:30 AM, Redding at 12:00 PM, and Stamford at 6:00 PM.
Sunday: Orange at 10:30 AM, Enfield at 1:00 PM, and Glenville at 5:00 PM.
Monday: Greenwich at 8:00 AM, Torrington at 9:30 AM, and Stratford at 1:00 PM.
With a schedule like this, he makes Eddie Yost look like…hey, wait a minute.
Glenville? Never heard of it.
(google, google, google…)
A ha! Glenville is part of Greenwich, where the senator just happens to live. He’s double-dipping his hometown!
The most impressive performance I ever saw by a politician in a parade? Easy. I watched Lt. Governor (then Comptroller) Nancy Wyman walk the entire route of Bristol’s Mum Parade.
Try that, Senator! (Though that conjures up a really kinky image, no?)