Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Unsolicited Advice

Since all the Republican pundits have been so generous warning Democrats what a big mistake we are making rejecting Joe Lieberman for someone else who won't kiss up to Bush, I feel it only proper to return the favor.

It looks like Tom Delay, sputtering of his unrequited love for Scalia, really will go ahead and drop out of the race for Congress even if that now means the Republicans won't be able to replace him on the ballot. They plan instead a write-in campaign against Nick Lampson.

The problem with write-in races is usually name identification. Strom Thurmond won one half a century ago, but he had already been Governor and run for President. You need to begin with someone whose name is totally familiar to the public. If it's someone who has run for office before, so much the better.

Now is the time for all you Republicans to unite behind Gene Kelly.

You're welcome. Happy to help.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we kill two birds with one stone and elect Joe Liberman to the house from TX 22? He can meet the residency requirement by election day...

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>"elect Joe Liberman to the house from TX 22?"

Please don't. We've suffered enough!

Lifetime TX22 resident

8:36 PM  
Blogger Jaye Ramsey Sutter said...

I am in TX22 much to my shame and this is a new level of weird in Texas politics. Is this going to be a Gov. Perry appointment should DeLay win? I mean he really could win because these people are really, really rabid.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Bride Of Acheron said...

Jaye: No, the law is not the same for the U.S. House as for the Senate. If Delay won and refused to serve, there would be a vacancy until a special election was held. If he does take him name off the ballot, then voters only get to choose between Democrat Nick Lampson, some Libertarian, and a write-in. Also, write-ins in Texas now have to circulate a petition just like Carol and Kinky did.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Jaye: DeLay has stated that he will withdraw, leaving the Repblicans with no candidate at all.

BoA: As I understand it, write-in candidates do not circulate a petition, they have to register as a write-in candidate. They may have 0 supporters and still be allowed to be counted, as long as they've officially informed the SoS that they want to be a write-in candidate. That said, they get spanked

10:30 PM  
Blogger Bride Of Acheron said...

Michael: That's not how I've had the law explained. It seems they changed it to require the petitions and perhaps a fee as well. Someone with a handy election code can check that and please let me know if that's not so. Either way, you are right -- the Republican has little chance. I saw also that in Fort Bend county write-ins may require dialing each individual letter. Yeah, that's gonna happen. Looks like Lampson will serve at least one more term in Congress -- though the Repubs will no doubt try to unite behind someone in two years to defeat him again.

4:26 PM  
Blogger DeanLand said...

Er, uh, hmmm ... are you suggesting we go singing in the reign of the village idiot from Crawford?

4:23 PM  
Blogger Bride Of Acheron said...

Dean: No, I just want to see the Prez in a remake of "American In Paris", but this time set in the Hague ... and in a courtroom....

5:09 PM  

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