State Democrats, with Halloween “Tea Party” parody, are having way too much fun with Photoshop

Photo illustration from the Connecticut Democrats' website.

Photo illustration from the Connecticut Democrats’ website.

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney as Alice in Wonderland? Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti as the White Rabbit? Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton as the Dormouse? Tom Foley as the Mad Hatter? Sen. Toni Boucher as…something? The Red Queen making a cameo from another part of the book, I guess. Can’t these political types saty true to literature? Anyway, the Democratic State Central Committee has truly been running amok with its Photoshop program, at the expense of high-profile state Republicans who are contemplating the 2014 governor’s race. The Tea Party reference is a way to marginalize these Blue State Republicans with the more-radical element of the National Republicans.

Here’s some of Lewis Carroll’s prose from The Mad tea Party

`Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.

Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked.

`There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare.

`Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,’ said Alice angrily.

`It wasn’t very civil of you to sit down without being invited,’ said the March Hare.

`I didn’t know it was your table,’ said Alice; `it’s laid for a great many more than three.’

`Your hair wants cutting,’ said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech.

`You should learn not to make personal remarks,’ Alice said with some severity; `it’s very rude.’

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he said was, `Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’

`Come, we shall have some fun now!’ thought Alice. `I’m glad they’ve begun asking riddles.–I believe I can guess that,’ she added aloud.

`Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?’ said the March Hare.

`Exactly so,’ said Alice.

`Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on.

`I do,’ Alice hastily replied; `at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’

`Not the same thing a bit!’ said the Hatter. `You might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see”!’