Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Didn't We Run This Guy Out of DC Already?!

Just when you thought things were starting to get somewhat normal in DC again good ole Heath Shuler has aanounced he is running for Congress. Here is The Hotline's roundup

Ex-Redskins QB Heath Shuler (D) announced 7/18 that he will run. His release did not mention Rep. Charles Taylor (R), but "emphasized pocketbock issues:" "Congress is spending too much time playing partisan politics, instead of working to find solutions to the real problems facing our families." NC Dem spokesperson Schorr Johnson: Taylor is "ripe for the picking...From all we've gathered, Heath Shuler will be a very formidable candidate" (Burton, AP, 7/18). Dems are "happy that a celebrity challenger with an ability to self-fund has emerged." But "Shuler may also find himself vulnerable to charges of political opportunism." In the past, GOPers "have urged him to run for Congress" in TN and he was "receptive enough to their entreaties to consider the matter seriously." NRCC spokesperson Carl Forti: "Clearly he's got some issues that he needs to work out" (Kurtz/Whittington, Roll Call, 7/19). Shuler: "This is not about Democrats versus Republicans. It's about good ideas versus bad ideas. It's about refocusing the priorities of our government, and it's about protecting the traditions and values of the people" (release, 7/18).
Who wants to remind the guy that we don't want him here?


At 7/20/2005 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Now we know why he was such a bad quarterback to begin with. He's not that bright!!! Everyone knows that all the smart football players are Republicans and they're the ones who are mostly successful in their political careers -- Jack Kemp, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts and look out for Lynn Swan in PA next year when he brings the Steel Curtain down on Ed Rendell in the governor's race.

At 7/20/2005 10:43:00 AM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Jim Kelly is talking about making a run in the Buffalo area as well with the GOP.

At 7/20/2005 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Virginia Centrist said...

Steve Largent is a failure.

J.C. Watts quit Congress because he was sick of being asked "Could you go get me a drink" at Republican fundraisers.

At 7/20/2005 11:36:00 AM, Blogger MR JMS said...

Or he wanted to make a decent living for his family. Such a failure that he is worht millions now with the JC Watts Companies.

At 7/20/2005 04:30:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Let's see. Largent was in Congress for about a decade. I'd hardly call that a failure. Granted, he lost the governor's race and I did say "mostly successful."

Watts is in line to run for governor in the not too distant future. That is, after making more money in a year than such whiners and complainers will ever make in their entire lives.

You so-called "centrists" who are really only too gutless to call yourselves in public what you really are, "liberals," seem to be the only ones who look at minorities and immediately think "service personnel." I'm glad to see that Howie Dean has so much time on his hands that he is now posting on this blog.

I've heard about Kelly being pursued to run for Congress up in NY-27. I'm not sure if he will or not on account of his son Hunter's Krabbe Leukodystrophy affliction, a fatal nervous system disease. He'd be a great candidate, though. I saw that he was at the GOP convention in NYC last year with the NY delegation, but by the time I made it back over to my original homestate's delegation from my adopted homestate's, I missed him.

For more information on Kelly's foundation, visit:

At 7/25/2005 12:09:00 PM, Blogger The Chief said...

Jim Kelly was recruited by the B'lo GOP but was not receptive to the idea. He is a loyal Republican but,as mentioned, focused on Hunter and raising money for his charity. Obviously though, he has to be the guy Congressman Brian Higgins has nightmares about.

At 1/09/2006 07:17:00 AM, Anonymous Curtis Alfaro said...

Sorry for omitting to sign - I posted the above.


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