The aftermath of the November governor's race has at least one local Democrat fuming and shows how quickly political parties can move to solidify support.
Imagine being a life-long, loyal Democrat who votes the straight party ticket with few exceptions. This year's governor's race was not one of those exceptions. She opened her mail one day to find a picture of President George W. Bush. The stationery-sized picture that came to my friend carries a computer-generated message that mentions her by name.
As if that weren't enough, there is a response form, asking for money, of course, that allows you to say you will display the picture proudly and send money "to help promote the President's compassionate conservative agenda."
To add more salt to the wound, there is the message, "As a fellow citizen who believes in President Bush and his agenda ..."