Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Personal Asides: Baar Topinka Trying to Recycle Herself for `10 McCain Shouldnt Be Viewed as GOP Spokesman.
Judy Baar Topinka, the prematurely orange-haired Tugboat Annie of the Republican party, the Catholic pro-abort and pro-gay rights successor to the Thompson-Edgar-Ryan-Hastert wing of the bipartisan Combine, is seeking to recycle herself as candidate for governor in 2010. In radio appearances she has hinted at a sequel to 2006seeking to return to a career where she had...
refused, as state Republican chairman, to endorse Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald for reelection at a time when Fitzgerald was pondering his future because Fitz was too adamant in refusing to knuckle under in obeying orders from Washington (and Denny Hastert) to name a tame pro-Combine puppy from Illinois as U.S. attorney following which she
reiterated her non-support of Fitz when she appeared on my radio show then when the heat came on, turned tail and contradicted what she had said to 100,000 plus listeners on the radioproving that the truth isnt in her after which she later
notified the president of the United States as Republican gubernatorial nominee that he could come to Illinois to raise money for her only if he did it in a secure, undisclosed location preliminary to her later tactic of
failing to come up with anything like a counter-budget although she was state treasurerdeclaring only that Blago should not have had the state pay for inserting warming rods under the pavement leading to the Springfield mansionall the while she
flirted with a tax-hike leading Ralph Martire who candidly supports a net tax hike to put a Topinka placard on his Riverside lawn the same Topinka who glories in the descriptive irrepressible, leading her on a dull news day to
veer off state issues in a talk by blasting the Chicago Cubs as inveterate losers, thus alienating every Cub fan a few days before election.
Her latest hint-bid for governor followed a statement a week ago by Jim Edgar, who had sobbed before reporters when he decided not to run, saying he now regretted that decision but adding the voters of Illinois have themselves to blame by not voting for Topinka in `06.
Her likely entry into the race will see her allied once more surreptitiously with pseudo-conservative Bill Brady who aided her in 2006 by running interference for which he was rewarded with a kiss aka the Judas Kiss after she won the nomination. The two are expected to team up once more against any conservative. Well, the old strategy wont work this time as it did two years ago. Bill is better known nowalthough not as well known as he ultimately will be and Judy-Judy-Judeee is used merchandise.
McCains Spokesman Role is Over.
John McCain was the best candidate the GOP could have fielded last year and campaigned valiantly. The true Messiah of Nazareth Himself could not have won in the midst of an unpopular war and looming recessionso Republicans ought to quit rehearsing what McCain might have, should have, would have, done i.e. not going to Ottumwa, Iowa but instead Cedar Rapidsall the foolish rationalizing. But at the same time
the party should recognize that never has a losing nominee continued beyond the date of his loss as purported top GOP spokesman. Not Herbert Hoover after 1933 nor Alf Landon after 1936, Wendell Willkie after 1940, not Tom Dewey after 1944-48, nor Barry Goldwater after 1964 not Richard Nixon after 1973 not Gerald Ford after 1977 only Ronald Reagan after his presidency (until his health failed) in tribute to his uniquely successful presidency. This means that McCains preemptory rebuke to the RNC not to go after Blagojevich should be disregardedeven rebuked not as an insult but by the simple fact he now does not carry the same authority he did as nominee but he is now just another Republican senator. McCain is not the titular leader of the party since he was not elected. If he wants to run errands for Barack, let himbut he can leave the toga of party leadership on the RNC doorstep, folded up neatly for someone else to try on.
The sooner he is told this by the partynot unkindly but nonetheless candidly the better. Other Republicans who aspire to the nomination or even those who do not should now be listened toRomney, Palin, Huckabee, Thompson, Jindal, Barbour et al.