Gee, what a shock. Someone get the CPR paddles.
(yes, that was sarcasm)
After you go get your barf bag, go read it all here.
Katus said Stan’s made it clear that he, too, is interested in that Senate seat, but he just shrugs. He repeats that he and Stan had never been close friends or even political allies, despite the public perception of a sort of Wonder Twins partnership. After Stan lost his primary to Elli Schwiesow in ‘06, he provided some help to Katus’ campaign against her, say in the form of some polling, but it was no cabal. They haven’t been close, nor unfriendly, since Katus took office, he said.
Stan and I had an interesting meeting about a month ago. He said, “I’m not inclined to run against you. You’re doing such a good job.”
And in vintage Stan rationale: “Of course, I wouldn’t run against you. I would run for the seat.”
I don't think I've ever made it a secret that I hate what Stan has done to the GOP. I'm not referring to his many charitable works, and the noble things he's done. I'm talking about his political machinations. Because they haven't been for any great and pure purpose. It's just been in the name of shameless self-promotion.
He took a simmering division and threw gasoline on it, and then when he didn't get his way, he cozied up to the Democrats as he offered himself as a possible Lt. Governor for them, as well as being little more than a whelping (use your favorite euphemism for a female dog here) in funding their legislative crusades in Western South Dakota this past cycle against the GOP.
For gosh sakes, getting money from him actually cost people their race in 2006. Now he's going to run for the seat and expect everyone to get behind him as the alternative to Tom Katus? Bleaugh. No thanks.
I think I'm the same as many Republicans. I'll wait for door #3 to open up.