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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Consider contacting the Obama Music Arts and Entertainment
Consider contacting the Obama Music Arts and Entertainment Obama Music Arts and Entertainment with you own request. It's never too late. What can we lose?
Obama Music Arts and Entertainment; http://obamamae.ning.com
Many of us here in Chester County, Pennsylvania, are aware of what you and your committee are doing for the Obama cause and for the arts, and we are grateful.
We are friends, fans and admirers of Stephanie Phillips Markstein who were overjoyed at how well she did in your national song competition. Yet we had mixed feelings because she missed out on being first by only a narrow margin. We understand the concept that "them's the rules." We well appreciate the serious and professional undertaking that your organization preformed to determine the winner. Moreover, we recognize that Lady D's entry was also outstanding. Nevertheless, it seems that it shouldn't all end at his point for Stephanie.
To be sure, some of our zeal for Stephanie and her effort stems from the fact that her "Yes We Can" became our local anthem at campaign events and gatherings. And, we know her for her tireless work on behalf of Democrats here while keeping up with her other time consuming duties including those of being a wife and a mother of two young girls. She is well thought of in this community.
Is there not some way that Stephanie can be included, as a runner-up, at appearances and in publicity and the like that will follow from the song competition? This is not to suggest that Lady D's achievement be diminished in any way but that the worthy recognition that will stem from the competition be broadened and enhanced by recognizing Stephanie's work as well - especially at the Inauguration.
Many people say that Stephanie's song, especially the rousing chorus, can be appreciated much more fully by viewing the youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9wp4VOHOuQ (That video was produced by a very talented young man, Kevin Fitzpatrick, who is in charge of the video lab and courses at a local high school.) I'm not a music professional, but it seems to me that Stephanie's song would likewise benefit greatly from some reworking/rearranging that would come along if you gave it a little more exposure. I think the song has legs.
So that you know who we are, Chester County, Pennsylvania, is just north of Wilmington, Delaware. It's where the Mason -Dixon line begins and it's part of the Philadelphia market. Most important is that this County was the foremost battleground county in this battleground state. We received national attention during the campaign. Ours has been the most Republican of Republican strongholds. But Barack and Stephanie said, "Yes, we can", and we did. Obama won big here and we are all very much enthused.
Please do what you can to keep the momentum for Stephanie's song going. A good Obama song is a terrible thing to waste.
Thanks and Happy New Year,
William J. Scott, Jr., Member,
Democratic State and County Committees,
Chester County Executive Committee
405 North Franklin Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-2418