A few funnies from the #MSSen race
June 16, 2014 Leave a comment
- Thad Cochran grew up doing “all kind of indecent things with animals.” What? You can’t be serious. Cochran’s attempt at a joke was weird even for political standards. Lesson for future politicians……even if you are in the pine belt, don’t make jokes about stump breaking cows or goat ropings.
- “I couldn’t pick one of them out of a lineup with the Spice Girls.” Haley Barbour speaking about the leaders of national groups supporting Chris McDaniel. Funny, but Barbour knows his enemies as well as you or I know our pinky toe.
- “Mamacita works….I’m an English-speaking Anglo. I have no idea what it means, actually, but I’ve said it a few times, just for, you know, fun. And I think it basically means, ‘Hey, hot mama.’ Or, you know, ‘You’re a fine looking young thing.’” Chris McDaniel trying to fill some airspace on his old radio show. I would have figured that McDaniel planned on running for office since birth and would have tailored his remarks more carefully. Guess not.
- “The McDaniel campaign, they seem to always be on the wrong side of a door.” Haley Barbour talking about McDaniel staffers being locked in the Hinds County courthouse at 2:00 a.m. Zing! Barbour has a razor tongue with the one liners, but his political power appears to be slipping. Who would have thought there would be a close race between a State Senator supported largely by national figures/money and a six term United States Senator supported by virtually every Republican holding state office from the Governor down to local mayors?
With every passing year the money pumped into elections grows exponentially. A recent report shows $15.6 million has been spent in this one race and there is a week left before the runoff. With that kind of money involved someone is always there to record every step and misstep so expect a few more funny quotes to pop up.