Newburyport, Plight of the Political Consultant

Forget about all this planning stuff, this wailing and gnashing of teeth about the proposed subdivision at the back of the Wheelwright Property by Todd Fremont-Smith.

Let’s talk about something really important–George’s love life.

You see, George Cushing of Frog Pond at the Bartlet Mall, the political consultant for the Newburyport Political Blog has fallen, yup, you guessed it, in love.

A love-struck George Cushing

As you can see from the above picture of George Cushing with, yes, that’s right, a heart around his neck, George Cushing is love-struck.

This is all I need. A bunch of love-struck, hormonal frogs around the Newburyport Political Blog. Good grief.

Anyway, the “Twins” G. C. Cushing and C. G. Cushing of Frog Pond at the Bartlett Mall are gleeful.

The “Twins” being gleeful

Well, first of all they think it’s “neat-o’ ” that George Cushing has a “girl- frog- friend.” However, I think the Twins have an ulterior motive here. I think they are hoping George Cushing is so love struck that he will be useless as a political consultant for the Newburyport Political Blog. And then they, the “Twins,” will go from “aspiring” consultants to actual political consultants.

Oh, the drama.

No such luck kids. I’m not that stupid.

So here’s George’s new love, Georgiana Tadpole.

George’s new “love,”
Georgiana Tadpole

(Kind of fuzzy for a frog. Looks an awful lot like George’s cousin, Georgette Cushing. Remember her?? Oh dear.)

Georgiana claims to be from the “Vernal Pool” at the back of the Wheelwright house. (This has not been verified.) That’s how they claim they met, over this whole Todd Fremont-Smith fiasco. (Who knows if that’s actually true.)

Georgiana asserts that her “swanky” address is about to be compromised by this nifty subdivision of Mr. Fremont-Smith’s. (Can’t argue with her there.) Apparently Georgiana is an “activist frog.” Who knew that such a thing as “activist frogs” even existed. Not moi.

Georgiana Tadpole (Tadpole??) also feels that her address is “swankier” than George Cushing’s address, i.e. Frog Pond. (Very bad way to start a relationship if you ask me. But I’m trying to stay out of this one.)

We’ll have to see where this whole George being love-struck thing goes (if, in fact, it goes anywhere at all.)

A flipped-out, love-struck frog. Lots of “stuff” happening here at the Newburyport Political Blog.

Mary Eaton