BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
BTRIPP
btripp

Da Senator???

Yes, it's true ... there is a push by some Illinois Republicans to "Draft Ditka" (see http://draftditka.com) to fill the void left by naughty boy Jack Ryan (ex of Jeri Ryan, Voyager's 7of9) when he dropped out of the race. For those of you who were living on another planet in the 80's, Mike Ditka is the football hall-of-famer who was Da Coach for Da Bears when they won Superbowl XX (a major milestone in my life!).

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the possibilities that Ryan being out of the race opens up for the Libertarian candidate Jerry Kohn (http://www.kohn2004.org/), but having Ditka running would present some fascinating dynamics. First of all, of course, would be the pure Discordian jollies of having Da Coach (think of the old Saturday Night Live "Superfans" skits) running for Da Senate ... it would just be too surreal! Plus, it would create a truely 3-dimensional race, with Kohn being the "small government" or "Constitutionally responsible" candidate, vs. the (predictable) Democrat, Obama, vs., well, Ditka ... one of the sports columnists in the Tribune did this hilarious piece a few days back about a debate between Ditka and Obama, with Ditka winning the day with "What I wanna know is how many Superbowls has my opponent won for the citizens of this state?" ... heh!

Anyway, I wanted to pass along this bit of info ... it's right up there on the "the world has gone nuts, and I like it" scale with that Shrek soap dispenser! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go back to surfing for more Jeri Ryan pics ...


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