August 31, 2007

John Warner hangs it up

and will retire at the end of his current term. Watch for the talking heads who will lament the passing of a "moderate" (meaning country-clubber) Republican from the scene, driven to retirement by those social conservatives who, incidentially, made his election to the Senate possible. This is an opportunity for Virginia to put a reliable conservative in that seat. If so, who? Discuss.

Yips! from Robbo: I've long considered Warner's record to be strong evidence of the long-term degenerative effects of sleeping with Liz Taylor.

The folks over at NRO have been batting about the issue of who will fill his seat for a while now. The bad news is that they are pretty uniformly gloomy in their predictions.

All I can say is that if nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.

Posted by LMC at August 31, 2007 01:45 PM | TrackBack

One wonders what, if any, effect Taylor had on Warner politically, seeing as how she's donated to Hillary.

And, it's been said, Warner took full advantage of Taylor's fame while campaigning.

But, I'm a Liz Taylor fan, no matter what her politics are.

Posted by: GroovyVic at August 31, 2007 04:26 PM

And despite her association with Michael "Hey Little Boy" Jackson.

Posted by: GroovyVic at August 31, 2007 04:27 PM

I nominate Kate Obenshain Griffin (former state party chair, and daughter of the late Richard Obenshain, the original 1978 Republican nominee).

Posted by: kmr at September 1, 2007 07:07 AM