Monday, April 03, 2006

What's really good about George Allen?

As with folks in Iowa, in New Hampshire people are getting to know Senator George Allen. He's a traveling man. In reading about his exploratory stumping for the presidency, I wonder if Allen worries about how his far-flung campaigning this year is going to play with Virginia voters in the little matter of his 2006 run to keep his seat in the Senate. He probably should.

In introducing the happy campaigner, who just happened to be in beautiful Milford, New Hampshire on March 25, U.S. Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.) dug deep and said, "You know what's really good about Sen. George Allen? Sen. George Allen is not one of those flip-flopping, double-talking, union-loving, illegal-immigrant-worshipping, tax-loving Democrats who are deserting New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary status."

There you go, leave it to a guy in a place like Milford to give us a perfect description of George Allen’s philosophy -- sloganeering will do.

In his career in politics Allen has consistently stood tall in his designer cowboy boots for opportunism and little else. Besides, we know he's getting bored with being in the Senate, anyway, so it’s all good.

My guess is that newly minted Democrat, author and former Sec. of the Navy James Webb, will win the upcoming Democratic primary, which will force Allen to spend far more time in Virginia this year than the born-again protector of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary status would like.

Maybe Webb will take care of Allen's boredom problem, too, which will free him up to visit Iowa and New Hampshire more often.
Illustration: F.T. Rea

1 comment:

thegools said...

I wonder if Allen would like having 100% free time come January to campaign for 2008. I would love to see it.


If you like Bush-You'll love Allen.