Another Primary Challenger for Chambliss?


Oh, this might be a lot of fun. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is already facing a potential primary challenge from former Komen executive Karen Handel, and now it looks like Erick Erickson of the RedState blog is considering jumping into the race as well.

So, I managed to catch the first hour of Erick Erickson’s show tonight. He led off the show by stating that he has been approached by serious people asking him to consider a primary challenge to Senator Saxby Chambliss. He says he hadn’t really been considering it, but will get with his wife and give it “prayerful consideration.”

I’ve traded a couple of texts with him and would say this isn’t a publicity stunt. Nor has he decided he’s running and is being coy about it. It’s something he needs to think about. So he will.

Oh, please, please, please. This guy has more embarrassing statements in his past than anyone not named Rush Limbaugh. This is the guy who called Justice David Souter a “goatfucking child molester” and told “ugly feminazis” to “return to their kitchens.” Then again, this is Georgia, so those things might actually help him.

Update: It seems that his prayers gave him a perfectly sensible answer:

Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign. It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable pay cut and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit of vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.

And by “nasty,” he obviously means that his opponents would have used his own words against him.

Comments

  1. Zugswang says

    This is actually good news. The Todd Akins and Christine O’Donnells of the world have lost all entertainment value, but the slim chance that they might get elected to public office is absolutely terrifying.

    So any time a glimmer of sensibility can be found in that trade wind desert of a mind, it’s a welcome revelation.

  2. says

    being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit of vipers

    Uh, Erick? I hate to break it to you, but you are a viper. You’d be a viper huddled in a pit of vipers.

    Which is a funny thought, but then I think about the fact that he has a wife and two small children, and shudder.

  3. D. C. Sessions says

    I think about the fact that he has a wife and two small children, and shudder.

    You mean because he has not only reproduced but might do it again?

    Whatever. Unfortunately Georgia is dark enough red that the primary isn’t likely to end up putting any O’Donnell Akin on the PoG. Still, the mutual race off the right wing of the plane is likely to have some beneficial side effects.

  4. Chiroptera says

    …and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage.

    Why would that be a problem? Just don’t put your family on the stage. Like politicians in other democracies don’t put their families on the stage.

  5. says

    You mean because he has not only reproduced but might do it again?

    I mean that someone who says ugly feminazis should get back in the kitchen is not only married to a woman, but plays a principle role (being a father) in the formation of how two people will grow up to think about women. That’s horrifying.

  6. says

    “…and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage.

    Why would that be a problem? Just don’t put your family on the stage. Like politicians in other democracies don’t put their families on the stage.”

    But, but, if he doesn’t parade his wife and double proof of his heterotesticular manliness in front of the teabaggist dumbfuckterate how they gonna know he ain’t teh GAY?

  7. dan4 says

    “…viewed me as a useful instrument to to their own advancement.”

    Huh? Can someone translate this for me? I don’t speak “refusestoelaborate.”

  8. dingojack says

    Dan let me help you out:

    Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign. It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty.

    If I were to run for the position of Senator, people would listen to actual stuff I’ve said, realise how crazed it is, and actually say so. Criticism! Waah!

    I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage.

    I’d rather be the boss of my family. There MY WORD IS LAW, AND I AM GOD! They applaud my every action, hang on my every vapid word!
    ([Unconsciously slips into Edward G. Robinson] And if anyone gets outta line I’ll slap ‘em around, see. Waaaah! [/Edward G. Robinson]

    “I’m not putting my family through that…”

    It cost too much in make-up to hide the bruises.

    “… when the best outcome would mean a sizable pay cut…”

    ‘Cause it’s not about you, it’s all about me. As the worst President in the whole universe, infinity+1 said ‘ask not what the rubes can do for my country, ask what the rubes can do for me‘.

    “… and being away from my kids and wife all the time…”

    They might actually realise they can do without my firm and guiding hand, start thinking for themselves and leave me for someone better, more handsome, smarter, richer, who treats them like human beings & etc. Waaaaaaah!

    “… huddled in a pit of vipers …”

    I’d have to actually deal with people who don’t acquiesce to thinking I’m a godlike paragon of manly manliness but have their own ideas and even answer back! Waaaaaaaaaaah!

    “… often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement“.

    There are people in the Senate who are either a) even more psychopathic than I am (be afraid, be very, very afraid), or b) Actually have some degree of social skills need to persuade others and make deals.
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

    :) Dingo

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