Apparently Edith Prague’s recent stroke has not affected her political prejudices. Here is Prague on Republican Chris Coutu,” who is running for the state Senate in the 19th District:
“He’s referred to by some colleagues in the House as cuckoo Coutu,’’ Prague said. “His votes clearly indicate he is not thinking through on the issues. … Certainly I would want somebody in my seat who has some of the same values that I have. Chris voted against the budget, and there were some very good programs in the budget. His voting record is very questionable.’’
Concerning Coutu’s positions, Prague said, “Pro-gun. Oh, man alive. God help us.’’
She added, “I’m very sorry that I’m not running for my seat. The doctor said don’t get yourself in a stressful situation. The job is not that stressful. It’s the campaigning. It would have been a very tough campaign. I didn’t want to take the chance of a second stroke, but I’m miserable not to be running. I love my job. I love being in the Senate. I love chairing the labor committee and the aging committee. I’m a social worker, and there I am, a social worker with power. That’s a social worker’s dream.’’
Ms. Prague’s “cuckoo Coutu” insult has been picked up by several news outlets whose reporters are not likely to note in their stories that name-calling is the lowest and most juvenile form of humor.