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Mike Cryans Will Be An Outstanding Replacement For Ray Burton At The N.H. Executive Council.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

.by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Boothby loses primary
>>
Jan. 22, 2014.
>> Boothby is no Ray Burton
>>
Dec. 14, 2013
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>> Ray Burton passes away
>> Nov. 12, 2013.

>> Ray Burton NOT doing well
>>Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Ray Burton On Casino Gaming
>> Revenue … — Dec. 5, 2012.
>> I Take Umbrage … That ‘Alida
>> Milham’ … Looks Like ‘Ray Burton
>> In Drag’
>– Nov. 5, 2012.


Mike Cryans Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 2014, in Gilford with N.H. Senator Andrew Hosmer.


As any of the links above will amply attest, I was rather fond of Ray Burton and thought very highly of him [and don’t even bother to snigger].

As you can also see I was concerned when Mr. Boothby, of Meredith, who I did know, kind of was making out that he was THE anointed heir to Ray. That just did not sit right with him. Well, I guess I was right on that score.

I had not had the honor of meeting Mike Cryans till ‘this’ [i.e., Sunday] evening. I had done a bit of reading on him and had liked what I had seen.

‘Today’ we got to meet him and chat with at length — in addition to hear him deliver a very eloquent and compelling speech as to his credentials, goals and priorities. We were both very impressed. So much so that three of us signed up to volunteer for him — the third being Devanee, who did quite a bit of campaigning in 2012.

Very nice person. Avid jogger. Puts me to shame. He jogs 10 miles, nearly every day — once jogging for 7.5 years WITHOUT A SINGLE DAYS BREAK. That alone is impressive.

He has a good head and a flawless track-record. Lifelong resident of New Hampshire — bar his College years. He knows this State.

I am sold. He is the right person to fill Ray’s vacancy. I know that Ray would support that statement — as are his siblings! I will do a separate post on that later. Yep, Ray’s siblings have come out to back Mike. I won’t mention names but a renowned NH Republican politician attended this evenings meeting — and stood next to me applauding Mike! That is a good sign.

So there are no caveats. Mike Cryans has OUR full backing and support.

Don’t forget to vote for HIM, MIKE CRYANS, 1st District Executive Councilor on March 11, 2014. [Don’t worry, I will remind. I will even be calling you on the 9th and 10th.]


Lisa DiMartino (D-Gilford) with Mike Cryans and Senator Andrew Hosmer.


Wonder who this is talking with Mike Cryans.

Thanks to Pads, in this case an Asus Android pad, this blog gets about … and looked at with interest.


Christopher Boothby Of Meredith Does Not Win GOP Primary To Contest Ray Burton’s Old Seat.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

.by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Boothby is no Ray Burton
>>
Dec. 14, 2013.
>> Ray Burton passes away
>> Nov. 12, 2013.

>> Ray Burton NOT doing well — Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Ray Burton On Casino Gaming Revenue … — Dec. 5, 2012.
>> I Take Umbrage … That ‘Alida Milham’ … Looks Like ‘Ray Burton
>> In Drag’
>– Nov. 5, 2012.


Click to access 'Concord Monitor' coverage.

Click to access ‘Concord Monitor’ coverage.


As I said in my original post I have no skin in this game other than the fact that I have known both Ray Burton and Christopher Boothby, albeit in the case of the later, not of late. Given that I have always liked Ray and thought he was one of those rare, extraordinary people that grace the world, occasionally, I just wanted to point out that in my opinion Boothby in terms of personality was nowhere even close to Ray.

I know that the elector turnout was incredibly low; the weather no doubt a factor. It is possible that Boothby may have done better if more folks made it to the polls. But, he could have actually worked on that — and here I am talking as somebody who ferried folks to/fro to polling stations in Laconia, Gilford, Belmont and Tilton in the 2008 primary, 2008 election as well as that in 2012.

Don’t know anything about Kenney. Doesn’t really matter. Appears that he does have some experience in Concord. That is good. So now for the next step, the real election on March 11, 2014.

I am sure Boothby will run for other office shortly. That is good. I wish him all the best.


The way I see how the two stack up, but I could be wrong … and it all depends on your viewpoint and perspective.
I have no animosity towards Boothby and wish him well in his race. I get a feeling that he could provide us with a few laughs in Concord.

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Christopher Boothby Of Meredith Is No Ray Burton, He Might Even Be The Antithesis … But, That Might Not Matter.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

.by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Ray Burton passes away
>> Nov. 12, 2013.

>> Ray Burton NOT doing well — Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Ray Burton On Casino Gaming Revenue … — Dec. 5, 2012.
>> I Take Umbrage … That ‘Alida Milham’ … Looks Like ‘Ray Burton
>> In Drag’
>– Nov. 5, 2012.


I knew Christopher Boothby, in passing, way, way back when I used to bum around in the Meredith Republican ‘inner circle’. I still remember being introduced to him, and it was probably 1998 or 1999, at a gala, very select Meredith Spring ‘rose garden party’ as ‘ … and he is the future of our Republican party’. I also had a couple of rather superficial and in general unsatisfactory dealings with him when he was his overbearing self at Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH). I also knew Ray though I am sure he only knew me: “as that ‘darkie‘ that I see at strange places … but always comes and talks to me”. This post is more about my feelings about Ray, who I think of as a superlative, exemplary human being (despite some of his foibles) than about Bootby per se. To be fair Boothby in his self-serving piece in the Laconia Daily Sun does say, to his credit, that ‘Nobody can replicate Ray’. On that I will agree 100% with Boothby, probably the only thing we can agree upon. As far as I can see, and I am no expert on this and I can be wrong, there are ONLY two things that Ray and Boothby have in common: they are both men (as far as I can tell) and they both claim to be Republicans. Beyond that I cannot see or find any similarities.

In today’s piece Boothby claims that Ray was his mentor. That made me chuckle. Pity that Ray isn’t around for us to ask him. But, given his undisguised ambition I am sure that Boothby would have done anything to ingratiate himself with the ‘great man’ of N.H. politics. Boothby, also in this piece, talks about “Ray’s charm”. Spot on. That indeed was Ray’s undisputed gift. Now it very well could be that Boothby, a good Republican, cringed each and every time he saw me, but when I think of Boothby all that comes to mind is that he would do well to carry a few tubes of maximum strength ‘Preparation H’ in his pockets.

But, to be fair to Boothby, I am as far removed from his base as he would want anybody to be. So everything I say will be considered a positive by his base. I am glad. Lets face it, Ray was a ol’ fashioned Reagan Republican. Boothby is a new fangled Ted Cruz agitator.

Click to ENLARGE. From Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 'Laconia Daily Sun'. Can't link to it -- today. Not in the archive. Just go to www.laconiadailysun.com and type in 'Ray Burton'.

Click to ENLARGE. From Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 ‘Laconia Daily Sun’. Can’t link to it — today. Not in the archive. Just go to http://www.laconiadailysun.com and type in ‘Ray Burton’.

 


The way I see how the two stack up, but I could be wrong … and it all depends on your viewpoint and perspective.
I have no animosity towards Boothby and wish him well in his race. I get a feeling that he could provide us with a few laughs in Concord.

Click to ENLARGE.

Click to ENLARGE.