Michael N. Castle, “Regular Joe Six-Pack”

     Quite a few of Christine O’Donnell’s critics have attempted to make political hay out of the fact that she doesn’t seem to have a work-a-day job. That some how this lessens her as a candidate for the U.S. Senate. They continue to point to the fact that she doesn’t seem to have a job.

  It would seem to me that if the critics of Ms. O’Donnell are going to throw this particular stone, they might want to make sure that their choice of candidate Mr. Castle isn’t now or has never lived in a glass house.

   The following is Mr. Castle’s bio, from college,his private sector employment record and a list of the political offices he has held.

JD, Georgetown University Law School, 1964
BS, Economics, Hamilton College, 1961.


Professional Experience:
Attorney, Private Practice, 1964
State Prosecutor.

Political Experience:
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1993-present
Governor, State of Delaware, 1985-1992
Lieutenant Governor, State of Delaware, 1981-1985
Minority Leader, Delaware State Senate, 1976-1977
Senator, Delaware State Senate, 1969-1977
Representative, Delaware State House of Representatives, 1967-1969
Delaware Deputy Attorney General, 1965-1966.

  As you can see , Mr. Castle did slay the dragon as an attorney in private practice for ONE YEAR !!! After that he became Delaware Deputy Attorney General and  he has been a public office holder ever since.

  So it would seem in the eyes of some of Mr. Castle’s supporters, that one year as an attorney setting up your move into public office, some how qualifies you as a regular joe six-pack. Is it any wonder that he can so relate to the needs and trials of the average citizen when voting on things like Cap and Trade and TARP ?

  We all need to ask ourselves do we, at this time really want to send this career politician back to Washington, just as a feather in his political cap ? Do we want to  send someone to the U.S. Senate who has been a part of the problem for forty-five years?

   I say no ! I say that I am more willing to take a chance on an un-known, than I am to risk another second of Mike Castle in public office.


3 Responses to “Michael N. Castle, “Regular Joe Six-Pack””

  1. quiet alice Says:

    Frank, where do you get this stuff? Try this from Wiki:
    “Following his admission to the bar, Castle returned to Wilmington and joined Connolly, Bove and Lodge, working as an associate (1964-1973) and later partner (1973-1975). A Republican, he served as Deputy Attorney General of Delaware from 1965 to 1966, and was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1966. He served as a state representative for two years before winning a seat in the Delaware Senate, where he remained for eight years. He also served as minority leader from 1975 to 1976.

    In 1976, Castle left the state legislature and returned to the full-time practice of law, founding his own firm with Carl Schnee (who was later nominated as U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware by President Bill Clinton in 1999). He returned to politics in 1980, when he was recruited to run for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware by Governor Pete du Pont. He defeated Democratic state senator Thomas B. Sharp, with 59% to 40% of the vote. He served from 1981 to 1985, and headed panels on education and drunken driving.”
    Now, Frank, he worked for one year in private practice, then served ONE YEAR as a Deputy AG, then was elected to the legislature, which, as most Delawareans know, is NOT a full time job, so he worked in private practice while he was a state representative and continued working in private practice after he was elected a state senator.

    So, to be correct, Frank, CASTLE WAS WORKING TWO JOBS, a full time private sector job and a part time legislative job for almost 11 YEARS, then worked only in private practice for 4, then became Lt. Governor, Governor and our US Representative, all of which don’t give you the time for another full time job.

    At least “O’Donnell critics” have their facts about O’Donnell’s train wreck of a life straight.

    Incidentally, since this post is so deeply and obviously incorrect, a retraction or at the least a correction is warranted. Or are the ends worth the means, Frank?

  2. mitch Says:

    “That some how this lessons her as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.”

    Nice spelling.

  3. frankknotts Says:

    This is for alice, I found this information at http://www.votesmart.org
    here is a direct link to the page http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26792
    I will admit that I missed the gap between “77″ and “81″ where Mr. Castle couldn’t find work within the government and had to go back to his average joe six-pack job of running a law firm.
    As for his time as a state Representative and state Senator, and that being part time positions while he was working as a private lawyer, well I guess we would have to see just how many billable hours he put in for the law firm.
    Now if I concede the fact that he had a so called job during the period of “77-81″ , will you my dear friend alice concede that he has been a career politician for the bigger part of his life and has been a full time taker of public payroll for the last twenty-nine years ?
    How many times did we as members of the GOP criticize Joe Biden for his over thirty years of public office ? Can we really afford the windows in that glass house ?
    Ms. O’Donnell has addressed the accusations against her. Maybe not to the satisfaction of those who would support Mr. Castle, but can Mr. Castle defend his voting record ?
    For those GOP members who still support Mr. Castle I would just say, at some point blind devotion, just becomes blindness.

    And thank you mitch, I hope my spelling of one word wrong did not lessen your enjoyment of my post. It is the chance we take when self editing. I must assume that you didn’t have anything to add to the conversation other than that startling revelation.

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