Friday, June 20, 2008

It's (Republican) Friday, You Bastards

And, as Randi Rhodes used to say on Fridays,
It's time to bounce our boobies!

That's probably my subconcious reason for having picked Friday as the one day of the week where we celebrate a few good Republicans.

The only problem is, I don't consider this week's selection either a boob or a booby. In fact, he's just a Bob!

Meet Bob Kelleher from Montana!

Kelleher won the Republican (June 3, 2008) primary for the U.S. Senate.
Despite a history of running as a Democrat and a Green several years ago, Big Bob got 'er done as a GOP-er in a crowded field and is an the official Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from the state of Montana. As can be seen by the results, he won by a 'fur piece'.

His slogan is
Working For Montanans, Not Lobbyists
Kelleher is an 85-year-old attorney with some downright unconventional views. Major planks/complaints in his campaign are:
  • wants a “nonviolent revolution” to overthrow the foundation of American government.

  • favors enormous, FDR-style government work programs to reduce poverty.

  • he wants to nationalize the American oil and gas industries.

  • supports government-run, socialized medicine.
He has little nice to say about President Bush or former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot.

Understandably, Big Bob is a pariah to the Montana State Republican Party, who can be counted on for alloting Kelleher less than $1.00 for his campaign funds.

Why has he been able to get as far as he has? What does this mean?

Is the world, as we have come to know it, changing?

4 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Stella by Starlight said...

wants a “nonviolent revolution” to overthrow the foundation of American government.

A nice Jeffersonian concept. Kelleher has a great idea about nationalizing Big Oil and recreating the New Deal. I wouldn't mind a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt.

6/20/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger Buckeye said...

Hey Vig, I think you finally found one I can be down with.

6/20/2008 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

I think what did it for Kelleher, is he rode in on Ron Paul's shirt tails. 22% of the vote in this state.

6/21/2008 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger Bob Keller said...

I'm thinking that Max Baucus' seat is safe this year....

6/21/2008 08:25:00 AM  

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