Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I do not think you know what that word means

Ankle Biting Pundits is (are?) speculating that Hagel might run as an Independent:

At issue is the concern among Hagel higher-ups that the Nebraska Senator will not be able to outshine Sen. John McCain in a GOP primary. Hagel and McCain are reported to be close friends and share a similar profile: both are Vietnam veterans and both enjoy reputations as “mavericks” in the Senate.

Wait a minute. I'm confused. I just looked up "maverick" in the dictionary, and it does not say anything about kissing the President's ass.

No mention of rubber-stamping his piece of shit agenda either.
But McCain is an 800 lb gorilla; Hagel a mischievous lemur, at best.

Oh, come on, I say Hagel is at least a cigar-smoking chimp

So one idea being considered heavily by Hagel and his senior staff and top financial backers is for the senator to launch an independent bid for the presidency, thereby avoiding a rough-and-tumble, uphill climb with unpromising results. Should Senator John McCain win the GOP primary, Hagel would likely endorse his friend (and maybe even angle for a #2 spot on an “all maverick” ticket.) If McCain were to lose and the GOP to nominate a right-winger, Hagel would try to tap into the disaffected McCain primary vote in a three-way general election.

Oh, yeah. Do I smell Perot?

Oh please oh please oh please oh please

(thanks to JackJo for the link)

1 comment:

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Awwwww-I was going to bet my whole drum kit that today's blog was gonna be about a certain televangelist (and haughty Republican) who issued a Fatwah against the president of Venezuela. Would that have been too much like shooting fish in a barrel?