On August 26th 2012 a couple with two little boys was driving on Route 50 in Maryland when the mother looked back and saw her two year old turning blue. The father, a volunteer fireman, immediately stopped the car and pulled his two year old out. He searched the boy's airway but didn't find anything. Meanwhile, the boy remained not breathing. The father said, "It felt like he was already dead in my arms."
Enter ANDY HARRIS, an anesthesiologist and the Republican Congressional Representative from the 1st District of Maryland. Driving home with his family, Andy went past three stopped cars on the other side of the road, then noticed the child on a blanket behind one of the cars. He turned the car and stopped, ran over, and intervened to open the boy's airway and get him breathing again. It was after all this that the ambulance arrived.
Apparently a viral infection caused the boy to seize and stop breathing. The boy is perfectly normal now, since he was not deprived of oxygen long enough to cause permanent damage.
Wow, airway management is such a routine part of the job for anesthesiologists and other medical personnel, but what an amazing miracle it delivers. After hearing that story I went home and hugged my kids.
Contrast that story with that of Wendy Rosen, Andy's challenger for the First Congressional District in this year's election.
On September 10 2012 Rosen (a Democratic small business owner) withdrew from the November Congressional race for MD 1st District, citing personal reasons.
"Personal Reasons" may not be quite right, though. It turns out Rosen is double-registered to vote in Florida and Maryland, and in fact according to states' records did vote in both states for 2006 midterm elections, and in the 2008 presidential primary.
Why did she register to vote in Florida in the first place? Several years ago a "very close friend" was running for the St. Petersburg City Council, and she wanted to support her. Since Rosen owned property in Florida, she was able to register there even though she was a Maryland resident.
When asked if she had voted in both states in the same elections, Rosen said she did not remember how she voted, then wouldn't answer further questions "due to possible litigation."
Andy Harris: Child Savior
Wendy Rosen: Perpetrator of Voter Fraud
Is this a no-brainer, or what?
NOTE: actually I recognize that Andy's skills as a doctor don't necessarily mean he's a good representative, but I happen to agree with his policies and have supported him since he first entered political life.
This situation is a no-brainer because ANYONE who is willing to double-vote cannot be trusted. She cheats, and yet she's running for Congress? I don't think so.