Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Tall Order

Will it be remembered as the opening salvo in a faceoff between two ambitious Illinois politicians -- one to rival Lincoln v Douglas from 1860? Congressman Joe Walsh on President Barack Obama, as reported in the Sun-Times by Lynn Sweet:
I asked him if he ever met the Illinois president. Said Walsh: "I met him once. He's tall."
Sen. Dick Durbin, negotiator, Rep. Joe Walsh, screamer
Oh snap!

As readers of this blog are highly aware:
Touch Wood
the diminutive Eighth District Republican Congressman is often described as Presidential timber capable of going head-to-head against President Obama in 2012. Well at least by fellow Republican congressmen who don't relish the idea of the elfin Walsh mounting a primary challenge against one of them in their home districts.

As of this posting however, the minuscule Walsh has not taken the Presidential bait. With the election clock running out, your LakeCountyEye is not surprised to see other enticements being floated in his direction -- and one golden thing in particular happens to be Barack Obama's Dick Durbin's old Senate seat. It was dangled recently by the right-wing-tools public-sector-pensioners at the McHenryCountyBlog who speculate that Lynn Sweet is really ...
trying to damage Walsh, sensing he may challenge Durbin in 2014 (assuming Walsh is re-elected, of course). That made me wonder if she has figured out that Walsh might be Durbin's next Republican opponent.
Joe Walsh for U.S. Senate against Dick Durbin?
Whether or not the pint-sized Congressman will snap at this offer remains unknown. Your LakeCountyEye assumes the lilliputian Walsh must be getting a big head from all the attention.

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