Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boss Hogg For President!

John Chait writes about the possibility of Haley Barbour becoming the GOP candidate for President.

This is a Newsweek profile.

The Republican governor of Mississippi keeps a large portrait of the University Greys, the Confederate rifle company that suffered 100 percent casualties at Gettysburg, on a wall not far from a Stars and Bars Confederate flag signed by Jefferson Davis. Then there's the man himself. Rather than walking across the street from his office to the state capitol, he rides a hundred or so yards in the back seat of a large SUV, air conditioning on full blast.

Here is Barbour during his 1982 Senate run after one of his aides made a racist remark.

Barbour warned the aide that if he "persisted in racist remarks, he would be reincarnated as a watermelon and placed at the mercy of blacks."

Is this the best the GOP has to offer?

Chait in his own words.

Again, I simply can't imagine the Republicans being crazy enough to nominate this man. If they're going to nominate a terrible nominee, they might as well go with one they really love, like Sarah Palin. But Obama-Barbour would be a hell of a thing to watch, wouldn't it?

The "Time Machine" Ticket. Obama v. Barbour 2012.

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