Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Mike Ditka, Philosopher King, er, ah, Senator

Oh, this is another Republican train wreck waiting to happen. They're going to announce for him in the next day or so, then he's going to get a talk show boost on the weekend, then someone is going to remember the time he was so drunk up there in the booth at Wrigley that he forgot to the words to "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

Ditka's got baggage, but at least he won't be the firts politician shilling for an erection enhancing drug. The Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Brown brings us some of Ditka's greatest hits today. . .
Ditka: "What's the difference between a three-week-old puppy and a sportswriter? In six weeks, the puppy will stop whining."

Wait until he's dealt a little more with a few of the political reporters.

Ditka: "I'm not so sure that public hangings don't have a place in society."

I think we can safely put him down as a supporter of capital punishment.

Ditka: "We Grabowskis are the kind of people who yell and get angry and break our hands on lockers when we lose."

Chicago hotel managers should keep that in mind before they let the Ditka 2004 campaign reserve the presidential suite for the election night party.

Here's the prediction: Ditka will run and he will shoot himself in the foot so often that Charlton Heston will come running to take the gun from Ditka. You see, there's lots more fodder to expose this guy with. Lots and lots more.