“Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) said thought this was just a ‘last-minute ploy’ by a ‘desperate’ state party following the announcement today that Rauschenberger was withdrawing his name from consideration…”
No shit, dude. A last-minute ploy by a desperate state party worked pretty well for the Dems in NJ with Toricelli and Lautenberg, though, dinnit Rahm?
Speaking as a lifelong Bears fan and also a Republican, there’s no freakin’ way I’m voting for Ditka. It’s not that I have any problem with the idea of a football coach becoming a senator, I just don’t think Ditka’s the guy for the job.
People remember the colorfully eccentric Ditka of the 1985 Super Bowl season, and the more mellow post-coaching Ditka, but they don’t remember what he was like when the Bears started losing. Honestly, I don’t think the word “unhinged” would be an exageration.
IN general: Spend a half-hour with the guy (before the booze starts flowing!) and then see whether you want the guy as your Senator. Yowsa. Unhinged? Remember his tenure with the Saints.. not good.
On The Other Hand: he’d drive Kennedy and Byrd completely nuts. That alone is worth the pric eof admission! Now, make Butkus the Sen. from California, and those two loonies would turn the Senate into an even bigger circus than it already is!!!
Blogrolling.com continues to be down and I’m still having trouble accessing several blogs on my Top Referrers list from home (a combo of problems with my ‘net connection and very slow sites on their end, I’m guessing.)