Matt Lewis


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The Democratic candidates are certainly hoping for the luck of the Irish in Pennsylvania ...

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Hillary Clinton spent Saturday celebrating the luck of the Irish at two massive St. Patrick's Day parades on opposites ends of the Keystone State.

As the senator walked, waved and held babies, including her niece Fiona in Scranton, her campaign held two conference calls to highlight her commitment to Northern Ireland and to hit Obama on issues from Tony Rezko to tax documents.

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Meanwhile, both McCain and Obama have the Irish garb ...

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Of course, some of our best politicians have been Irish-Americans.  Obviously, JFK was Irish.
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Ronald Reagan was also proudly Irish:

"TODAY I come back to you as a descendant of people who were buried here in pauper's graves." Thus did President Ronald Wilson Reagan announce himself when he returned to the Irish village in Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary, in June of 1984. It was, perhaps, the most explicit statement of his pride in his ethnicity that he made in his career.

Read about his visit to Pat Troy's here.  And don't drink too much green beer!


Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis is conservative writer and blogger based in Alexandria, VA.

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