Gov Dave opts for family life.
Meanwhile, on the GOP side there’s a farmer and a National Guard commander and a prosecutor and of course a Simpson (hey, there’s always a Simpson running for governor, right?) jockeying for position.
And, there is suddenly a huge vacuum on the Demo side. Do you hear Ross Perot’s giant sucking sound? (Well no, we don’t, actually that’s a different metaphor.)
Wouldn’t it be nice if Gov Dave had disclosed his family’s thinking earlier? If I were a Democratic candidate, I would be irritated. However, I am not…….
But, wait!! Maybe The Sage Grouse COULD be a candidate. I hear the phone a-ringing; could be another university fundraiser or fake pollster, or instead …. finally ….. destiny calling. I could switch party registration again, for the zillionth time; hey, don’t give me crap, that is an honored Wyoming tradition. If you registered as a Republican in 1992 you could vote twice against Dan Quayle, in the primary and the general. I voted against Dan Quayle every time I could, even though that meant nothing in Wyoming.
Ooops, having been registered as a GOP person, there go my yellow dog credentials. Oh well, I am probably more of a blue dog, or actually maybe I am more of a red dog, whatever that is. No color of dog gets much traction in the Demo party if they spent a number of years registered as a Repub.
But, sudden epiphany strikes: My dogs pee on conspicuous targets like bushes and hydrants, maybe I better stick to that role for selected politicians and sacred cows.
Or should I run? You decide.
[Editor’s Note: The Sage Grouse’s political platform, shaky as it is, can be found through a careful reading of his columns on the front page of www.wyofile.com. As a putative candidate, for example, you would learn that he loves dragonflies, abhors the idea of tolls on I-80, thinks animal shelters should euthanize pit bulls and thinks bear baiting is lazy, and maybe even cowardly.]
Update from the Grouse April 2, 2010:
Political Aspirations Get Complicated
It must be because I wrote about Dan Quayle.
I had this dream, and Lloyd Bentsen was berating The Sage Grouse, saying: “I knew Hunter S. Thompson and you’re no Hunter S. Thompson.”
Now it’s REALLY time for a pity party.
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