That is the headline on Drudge right now,and it’s all a result of frank ‘The Lout” Lautenberg finally giving up the ghost at 89 years old.He had retired once before,but with Bob ‘The Torch’ Torricelli facing certain defeat after he was indicted 5 weeks before the 2002 election,Bubba Klintoon went to ‘Ol Torchy and assured him either his signature or his brains would be on his resignation.Then the democrats rushed to the NJ legislature and got the law quickly changed to allow a ringer to be brought in to save the democrat seat.He’d been there since,which means New Jersey voters aren’t any fussier than other dem-controlled states.
Now comes the conundrum.Does Christie help himself for his reelection this year and name a democrat,or does he risk infuriating the republican base if he plans to run in 2016 for president?The democrats are all over it,because they are proactive when it comes to hedging their bets.I’m sure he and Barry will be best buds for awhile.
THE LOUT ASSUMES ROOM TEMPERATURE
THIS LAYS OUT CHRISTIE’S DILEMMA
MAJOR DEMOCRAT DONORS FLOCK TO CHRISTIE
They want to make sure he knows who’s got the stroke in this town
I’m betting he’ll name a full-blown RINO to the seat and after he wins reelection this year he’ll pull a Specter and switch parties.He’s pragmatic enough to know who the winners and losers are and he’s thinking about his own future.