Thursday, November 06, 2008

GOP leader:

Atrios writes:
The GOP should be fun to watch. It'll be weird seeing them without an obvious leader/figurehead. In my adult lifetime they've only really been like that during the brief period of the 2000 Republican primary, roughly between Newt's resignation and the choosing of W. I mean, is it going to be McConnell? Hah. Boehner? Hah. Mittens? Huckabee?
What about Lamar Alexander?

He's moderate (at least by Republican standards). He's a Bush Senior kind of guy. He won reelection this year by a huge margin (look at the election results by county - its amazing). He's from Tennessee, which may be important since so much of the GOP is southern-based. He's run for president twice, which makes a politican less provincial in outlook. He was born in 1940, which is too old for any more presidential ambitions but old enough to be the éminence grise of the party.

From a purely politics angle, Alexander might be the kind of guy to heal and reorient the GOP.



Where do I send my check for the 2012 Palin/Joe the Plumber ticket?

For the good of the country, they should be the party of Palin and Inhofe and Bachmann and Keyes, a deluded freakshow, one or two million strong.

They can entertain themselves speaking in tongues at their rallies. The Larry Craig and Tom Foley wing of the party will cruise the stadium bathrooms.

With them off in a corner, the normal people can get on with the business of making this country great again after eight years of disaster.

By Anonymous Essjay, at 11/06/2008 5:48 PM  

Mark Foley, not Tom. Tom was the former Democratic House speaker from Washington.

By Anonymous Screamin' Demon, at 11/06/2008 10:43 PM  

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