An ‘Open Letter to the DuPage County GOP’ Protesting Sen. Scott Brown Visit?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Here is an interesting note from Frank Napolitano of the DuPage Conservatives. Apparently, the DuPage Conservatives are none too happy that a mushy-middleman like Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is coming to speak to the conservative heart of collar counties.

I’d certainly agree with Mr. Napolitano that Scott Brown is in no way a conservative. I can’t imagine anyone mistaking him as one, either. He’s no more conservative than, say, oh, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney happens to be. I guess the main difference between Brown and Romney is that Brown admits to being a mushy-middleman whereas Romney is one, but won’t admit it. But… well… back to the subject…

Mr. Napolitano is wondering why Brown is speaking before an otherwise pretty conservative area of our fair state? I have to say, I wonder the same thing.

Still, seeing as how I am not a DuPage resident (by a whole several city blocks, anyway — missed it by that much) I’ll let Mr. Napolitano speak for himself and the DuPage Conservatives…

We understand the DuPage County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Senator Scott Brown as the Speaker.

We would like to fully understand who it was that selected Scott Brown to be the featured speaker at such an important event? Is one person in charge of making this selection, or is it a group of people that came to select Scott Brown? What was the process, and who was involved in this decision?

Why Scott Brown? Scott is as much of a moderate as Lindsay Graham and Olympia Snowe. If we just wanted to get a US Senator that took a seat from a Democrat, we could have asked Mark Kirk, he is closer, and about as moderate as Scott Brown?

Don’t get me wrong, I would much rather Scott Brown be the US Senator from Massachusetts than Martha Coakley, and I would much rather Mark Kirk be Illinois US Senator than Alexi Giannoulias, but that doesn’t mean that Scott Brown or someone like him should be giving the keynote speech at such an important event.

The selection of Scott Brown to speak at the DuPage County Republican Lincoln Day Diner is an insult to President Lincoln, and an insult to the Republican Party and a slap in the face of the Tea Party.

There are so many more qualified people to speak that have true conservative values.

Some of them are right here in Illinois, Adam Andrzejewski, Dan Proft and how about Demetra DeMonte, she is an Illinois Conservative Republican and was just elected Secretary of the RNC.

If the party wanted to bring in someone from out of state the list is probably endless of who would qualify, but how about Marco Rubio, Tim Pawlenty, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin or Chris Christie?

This selection of, at best a moderate, to be the speaker at such an important event is more evidence that the Republican Party in the State of Illinois and the County of DuPage is still broken.

Frank Napolitano
DuPage Conservatives

Well, there you have it, anyway. Questions asked. Let’s see if any answers are forth coming.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,,, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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