This has nothing to do with religion except for those people who think football is one. It’s a world class collision of malakatude, sports, and political desperation. Former RNC Jefe and senior Dubya adviser Ed Gillespie is running for the Senate in Virginia. Things are not going well for him since he’s running against popular incumbent Mark Warner who was a very effective Governor from 2002-2006.
With flop sweat glistening on his brow, Gillespie is throwing the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass:
Warner is wise to avoid wading into that thicket before the election. As even Gillespie concedes, it’s not the most important matter facing the Senate, so it’s an issue that Warner is trying to run the clock out on. I hope he will eventually support Reid’s bill but now is the time to punt. Gillespie is a no-hoper who has even pulled some of his own teevee ads. There is no way it will turn out as well as this one:
I was careful in picking that clip, I didn’t want to face torches and pitchforks for embedding another legendary Bartkowski Hail Mary heave ho against the Saints.
While we’re on the subject of strange political tactics, let’s take a brief look at Georgia Senate candidate David Perdue who is attacking Michelle Nunn for her father’s vote for the Panama Canal Treaty:
“We’re being sold the same bill of goods by my opponent. She’s trying to say ‘Oh no, I’m going to go to Washington and work together with the other side like my daddy did.’
“I want the Panama Canal back, y’all. You know, I remember. I remember in 2008 when Sam Nunn stood up and gave on TV – and it’s on YouTube right now, you can see it. Go look at what Sam Nunn said about our commander in chief. He said Barack Obama will open up a new day for America. He’ll protect our military. He’ll be good to our veterans.”
This is a totally surreal tactic since the vote was 36 fucking years ago. Plus, Sam Nunn is still popular with older voters in Georgia and it was 36 fucking years ago. Perhaps Perdue has the Carter administration on his mind because Grandson of Jimmy, Jason Carter, is waging a spirited campaign for the governorship.
The main reason this is such a weird attack is that this race is a toss-up that’s likely to go to a run-off. Nunn seems to have some momentum because Perdue was an out-sourcing motherfucker in his business career, but a Republican has to be favored in a January run-off. Besides, the only way the US is getting the Panama Canal back is by force of arms. We didn’t attack the Canal Zone when Poppy Bush sent troops after El Pino, which was the last chance for Canal revanchists like Perdue. And that was 25 fucking years ago,
Give it a rest, shithead. It was 36 fucking years ago.