Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Former Navy Boss Webb to VA Beach Bum Allen: Surf's Up

I could swear he declined to run just last week, but James Webb has decided to run against VA Sen. George "That's not a noose hanging in my office, that's a freedom loop" Allen as a democrat.
Webb, who was secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan, resigned in protest of cutbacks in the Navy fleet. He has been a strong critic of the war in Iraq, saying that the Bush administration has never developed an exit strategy. Webb is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Marines in the Vietnam War.
There's already some business guy in the dem side of the race, but methinks Webb will be the man. The fact that Webb is a decorated military man means he will come in for some severe swiftboating, but I feel a lot better about our chances in November with him in the running.

(Thanks to the always informative Carpetbagger Report for highlighting the story)


Otto Man said...

Nice! this is great news.

I hope the Webb campaign makes use of this:

Indeed, here is what Senator George Allen of Virginia, who is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said when asked his opinion of the Bernanke nomination.

"For what?"

Told that Mr. Bernanke was up for the Fed chairman's job, Mr. Allen hedged a little, said he had not been focused on it, and wondered aloud when the hearings would be. Told that the Senate Banking Committee hearings had concluded in November, the senator responded: "You mean I missed them all? I paid no attention to them."

I don't know what's worse -- being clueless, or being so open about your cluelessness.

Thrillhous said...

No one's ever accused Allen of being the sharpest knife in the drawer. Actually, I think in terms of the GOP, his limited intellectual curiosity is a good thing.

TravisG said...

Being curious just takes your mind off the task at hand, which apparently is overturning the 20th century.

Otto Man said...

Actually, I think in terms of the GOP, his limited intellectual curiosity is a good thing.

The lack of smarts makes it easy to reconcile the small-government libertarian wing of the party with the big-government theocratic wing of the party.

Anyone with a brain would find it trying to escape.