Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hank Jr. for Senate!


Hank Williams, Jr., has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate!

Hank Jr. lives in Montana, so presumably he’s thinking of challenging freshman Senator Jon Tester (D) in 2012. Tester will be a top target for Republicans, since he won in 2006 with less than 50% of the vote against a scandal-plagued incumbent (the disgraceful and idiotic Conrad Burns).

After campaigning for weeks by Sarah Palin’s side, it’s no wonder Hank Jr. thinks he’s qualified for high office. Why do so many Republicans think a passionate, idealistic (if often vague) devotion to patriotism and the Bible is all it takes to craft complex legislation and/or lead the free world?

Principles, no matter how strong or righteous, do not make up for a lack of information or intelligence.

(Note: this news comes from CMT, which only notes that Hank Jr. plans to run in “the next primary election.” That would be 2010, of course – so maybe Hank Jr. plans to carpetbag his way into another state’s election rather than challenge Tester in 2012.)

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