Saturday, October 10, 2009

Political Battles

There is not-so-happy news to report from the father-daughter politico front.

To begin, Florida mayor Stacy Ritter has apparently pissed off her daddy big time. Ed Portner, 84, was so irked at his daughter's politics that he took to drink and waving a gun around, assualt and burgling his daughter's home. Portner, who is currently out on $25,000 bail, pledges to continue his campaign for mayor a town near his daughter's .... and despite her having already endorsed her father's opponent, the incumbent, even before his latest rampage.

While Portner is understandably down, perhaps he might take some solace for the even more uncomfortable position of Filipino father Marino Morales, the incumbent mayor of Mabalacat, Pampanga. Morales daughter Marjorie not only disagrees with his politics she is actually running against him, despite dad's prayers to the contrary.

That daddy-daughter thing can be tricky. Perhaps it's only fair to blame the mums?

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