Political Consultants and the NFL [Domenech]

Someone asked me yesterday: “How do consultants like John Weaver keep getting jobs?”

Well, think of it this way: there are only so many people who can play quarterback in the NFL at any one time, there are only so many political consultants who have the ability and resume and interest in killing themselves for less money than they'd make in the corporate game at any given time capable of running a presidential.

The difference is that unlike the NFL, staying the BMOC longer in college is more attractive, and so many of the real talented folks stay there. This is how it used to be in the days before the pros could offer any real money or fame. Back then, college football fed into community leadership roles and running for mayor, not the pros. Politics is still stuck in the days before the League.

Let me explain: Roughly half these guys on the national level are below average at their jobs and generally suck. The real talent - the once in a generation talent - is at the state level, where a lot of the best people do great work, but do it for governors or other statewides. Because unlike the national players, they can actually go home to their families at night and they don't spend 24 hours a day chained to their blackberries.

So if you're in that half that sucks, the best way to stay in business and pay the bills is to latch on to one of two categories: crazy people who think they need to be president to save the country, and rich people who think they might be presidential.

For the former category, let's just say I have a friend who's in a senior campaign position on a longshot effort, who cannot stand the views of the guy he's working for. But the candidate pays the bills on time, decently well, and it's a better job than anything else he could conceivably get. Join the Fight! It pays the mortgage.

For the latter, see John Weaver and Jon Huntsman, wealthy beyond his dreams because daddy invented the styrofoam thing your Big Mac used to come in, globetrotter, bored as a governor, plucks his eyebrows dutifully, thinks being president sounds cool and stuff. Sure! Let's try it. Here's ten million dollars. Make people love me!

(The ideal job, of course, is doing this for a guy who keeps on running for another four years.)

The latter type gets you a much nicer house, but the former is fine middle class work. Your work product is crap, but who cares given the weakness of the market.

So imagine an NFL where Peyton never left Tennessee... where Rodgers is still hanging around Cal growing increasingly impressive mustaches... where Drew Brees is the biggest car dealer in Indiana... where Staubach stayed in the Navy. Imagine what the league would look like in a situation where you were stuck deciding between Luke McCown and Chad Henne and Rex Grossman.

Can you win with these guys? Sure. But often, you win in spite of them.

And that's why Bob Shrum gets paid.

Posted by: Guest Blogger at 09:06 PM



Comments

1 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:08 PM (fyOgS)

2 Jon Weaver, Joe Biden... they come in all colors and feathers

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 06, 2011 09:08 PM (aYQHH)

3 Let me explain:

Is no time, can you sum up?

Posted by: alexthechick at October 06, 2011 09:11 PM (Gk3SS)

4 I prefer Charley Weaver... for the win, Peter.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 06, 2011 09:11 PM (UlUS4)

5 There's no explanation for hiring Shrum, except possibly masochism.

Posted by: ian cormac at October 06, 2011 09:13 PM (eMSXN)

6 Yeah, NFL, woot!

Posted by: Waterhouse skimmed this post at October 06, 2011 09:13 PM (5AT79)

7 The professionals SHOULD be at the local and state level. There should not be enough power and money at the federal level to attract anyone other than gregarious Congressman willing to defend weak government.

Posted by: Jim at October 06, 2011 09:15 PM (YAUyQ)

8 Let's see you try that with the WNBA .

Posted by: Jim Rome at October 06, 2011 09:16 PM (npr0X)

9 I'm throwing my helmet in the ring.

Posted by: JaMarcus Russell at October 06, 2011 09:19 PM (QaKuj)

10 The difference is that unlike the NFL, staying the BMOC longer in
college is more attractive, and so many of the real talented folks stay
there. This is how it used to be in the days before the pros could offer
any real money or fame. Back then, college football fed into community
leadership roles and running for mayor, not the pros. Politics is still
stuck in the days before the League.

Just bite me. On second thought, I'll bite you.

Posted by: zombie Johnny Unitas at October 06, 2011 09:20 PM (4Kl5M)

11 OT Oregon wearing less hideous than usual uniforms tonight.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:20 PM (fyOgS)

12 “How do consultants like John Weaver keep getting jobs?”

Could be worse. I could have the fart smeller gig down at Occupy Wall Street.

Posted by: John Weaver at October 06, 2011 09:22 PM (6TB1Z)

13 There should not be enough power and money at the federal level

Jill Flint should be in my bedroom wearing Victoria's Secret underthings.

Damn, that didn't work.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 06, 2011 09:23 PM (5AT79)

14
The real talent - the once in a generation talent - is at the state level,

That explains SO MUCH about presidential politics...

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at October 06, 2011 09:24 PM (mGnwL)

15 Anyone know how long it takes for food poisoning to hit you?

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 09:25 PM (aD5Kx)

16 Football is nothing like politics...

- there's no crying in politics, uh... or - the other one, the one with Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna.

Posted by: Hom Tanks at October 06, 2011 09:28 PM (BOTH3)

17 15
Anyone know how long it takes for food poisoning to hit you?

Depends on the food poisoning. Symptoms can appear mere hours or days or even weeks later.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at October 06, 2011 09:28 PM (c0A3e)

18 Another sports metaphor: Some of us keep pumping out shitty product but the people still lap it up like retarded dogs and we make bank.

Posted by: Toronto Maple Leafs at October 06, 2011 09:31 PM (QaKuj)

19 Anyone know how long it takes for food poisoning to hit you?



Depends on what causes it. e coli takes awhile, for instance, It has to grow in your intestines.



12-72 hours on average for most things, but some can hit quicker.

Posted by: MissTammy at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (SsG4J)

20 Anyone know how long it takes for food poisoning to hit you?
How fast can you go from sitting on a toilet to puking your guts out into it ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (npr0X)

21 Mr. Domenech,
If I may suggest, the puzzling situations you have presented may be better offered during the morning or midday hours when the Morons are either coming off or going on a drinky.
You have provided an interesting topic of conversation, I hope it doesn't end in multiple indecent arrests.

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (wui0r)

22 How fast can you go from sitting on a toilet to puking your guts out into it ?
Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (npr0X)

Ah yes. Been there, Done that

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (aYQHH)

23 So where does Rove fit in?

Posted by: Mike in CFL at October 06, 2011 09:33 PM (motsG)

24 O/T, but I'm tired and won't wait for the ONT.

If you like Lee Childs books and the hero Jack Reacher, imagine this. A Reacher movie is now being filmed in Pittsburgh, and Tom Cruise plays our dear huge hero.

Reacher is 6'5" and comes at you with 225 pounds. His forearm smash is a killer.

The cinematographer will get an academy award for magic if this gets pulled off as believable.

Posted by: I'm in a New York state of mind at October 06, 2011 09:33 PM (4sQwu)

25 Interesting. But I don't really see why we should draw the conclusion that people who do this on a more localized level are particularly competent simply because the "heavy hitters" on a national scale are not. I know a bunch of people who worked on national elections when we were younger, and while I can't attest to their individual skills, they're all very smart and simply cashed out with good corporate jobs when they started families. Campaigns really a young person's game, and while that explains why reaching the upper echelon isn't at all about the cream rising to the top, it's also true that the talent pool is much deeper in the earlier stages of one's "career in Washington than it could conceivably be on the state level. That kind of hurts the analogy I think.

Posted by: Abe Froman at October 06, 2011 09:34 PM (uZJOg)

26 Ah yes. Been there, Done that
Like an hour ago. And I wasn't even drinking. This never happens.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 09:34 PM (aD5Kx)

27 24 Great casting.Hollywood does it again!

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:34 PM (fyOgS)

28 Anyone know how long it takes for food poisoning to hit you?
Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 09:25 PM (aD5Kx)

12 to 36 hours in my case.
Why? Did you eat something that didn't feel right?

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 09:35 PM (wui0r)

29 Ah yes. Been there, Done that

I'll never buy another gas station burger in Browning , Montana again , let me tell you .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:36 PM (npr0X)

30 Reacher is 6'5" and comes at you with 225 pounds.

Apparently, I have a new book to check out. Yummy. Although he needs a little more meat on his bones.

Tom Cruise give me the absolute creeps.


Posted by: MissTammy at October 06, 2011 09:36 PM (SsG4J)

31 Ever eat somewhere and you just KNEW you were going to regret it later?

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:36 PM (fyOgS)

32 J.J.,
I would take Paul Lynde for the block.

Posted by: mpfs.TPT at October 06, 2011 09:37 PM (3TjSM)

33 @31



See 29

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:37 PM (npr0X)

34 Why? Did you eat something that didn't feel right?
Evidently. All of a sudden the Duke of Earl shows up.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 09:37 PM (aD5Kx)

35 Did Bob Shrum ever win a campaign?

Posted by: Mike in CFL at October 06, 2011 09:37 PM (motsG)

36 33 Yeah.So why'd you do it??HeHe.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:38 PM (fyOgS)

37 27 24 Great casting.Hollywood does it again!
Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:34 PM (fyOgS)

Hey, if I can play Betty Rubble in the days before CGI, anything is possible!

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at October 06, 2011 09:39 PM (QaKuj)

38 Ever eat somewhere and you just KNEW you were going to regret it later?
Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:36 PM (fyOgS)
You know my wife?

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 06, 2011 09:39 PM (aYQHH)

39 Oh USS, I feel for you. It hit me within 8 hours. I felt like my bones were breaking among other things that shall remain nameless.

Posted by: mpfs.TPT at October 06, 2011 09:39 PM (3TjSM)

40 Roger Staubach sort of did stay in the Navy, at least to the extent of fulfilling his obligation to his country. Not the most vivid example you might have picked.

Posted by: Mike James at October 06, 2011 09:40 PM (FMUMi)

41 39 When a guy vomits......welll....let's just say his balls go up into his stomach.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:41 PM (fyOgS)

42 Tom Cruise give me the absolute creeps.

I quoted his infamous line in Magnolia when I was a freshly minted Moron and got a warning from a cob-logger. The character was a creep.

Posted by: fluffy at October 06, 2011 09:41 PM (4Kl5M)

43 I am thinking about naming my son Ace Jr. Do I win anything?

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 06, 2011 09:41 PM (OhYCU)

44 Yeah.So why'd you do it??HeHe.

Was heading home after fishing on the reservation for a week or so and was hungry . Me and said toilet were real close for the next week or so . Was not cool , to say the least .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:41 PM (npr0X)

45 Evidently. All of a sudden the Duke of Earl shows up.
Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 09:37 PM (aD5Kx)

If you're going to spend the night on the shitter, make sure you chug water, obviously. Take vitamins too. You'll probably pass them but some of them might make it in the bloodstream. Every little bit helps.

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 09:42 PM (wui0r)

46 40 Roger Staubach sort of did stay in the Navy, at least to the extent of fulfilling his obligation to his country. Not the most vivid example you might have picked.
Posted by: Mike James at October 06, 2011 09:40 PM (FMUMi)
--I would not have minded if Gerald Ford had pursued an NFL career myself.

Posted by: logprof at October 06, 2011 09:42 PM (QaKuj)

47 44 Looks at red,funky looking burger and thinks ."How bad can it be?"Bad.Very bad.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:43 PM (fyOgS)

48 Heh. Nice post.

Posted by: rdbrewer at October 06, 2011 09:44 PM (csHiB)

49 I quoted his infamous line in Magnolia

I have never seen anything of his except Top Gun. Can you give an 'ette a hint?? It musta been bad to get a warning from the cob-loggers in this joint.

Posted by: MissTammy at October 06, 2011 09:44 PM (SsG4J)

50 Carter got close to some plutonium in the Navy. Close enough for him to lose his mind, but not close enough to kill him.

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 06, 2011 09:44 PM (OhYCU)

51 Fucking burger prolly sat under a heat lamp the whole week I was fishing ....... bastards .
And USS , I hope it it's just gas .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:45 PM (npr0X)

52 My cat can eat a whole watermelon.

Posted by: Crispin Glover at October 06, 2011 09:45 PM (BOTH3)

53 Hahaha, Leafs shut out the Habs.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 06, 2011 09:45 PM (5AT79)

54 Just recently saw it, I'm still amazed that harry reid would do something so stupid. It doesn't help him because the house is in repub hands, and makes him worthless when the repubs take back the senate.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 06, 2011 09:48 PM (qpKJT)

55 BTW for other Canuckleheads, Sun News has declared Ontario will remain Liberal.

Posted by: logprof at October 06, 2011 09:50 PM (QaKuj)

56 I have never seen anything of his except Top Gun. Can you give an 'ette a
hint?? It musta been bad to get a warning from the cob-loggers in this
joint.

It involves a forbidden word. It wasn't directed at a person, so I got off with a yellow card.

Posted by: fluffy at October 06, 2011 09:51 PM (4Kl5M)

57 53 Hahaha, Leafs shut out the Habs.
Posted by: Waterhouse at October 06, 2011 09:45 PM (5AT79)
--Maybe not good for my Jets; the Habs may be fired up when they come to town. OTOH, the MTS Centre will be seriously rocking so I'm not too worried.

Posted by: logprof at October 06, 2011 09:52 PM (QaKuj)

58 Would I be banned if I said "You complete me"?

Posted by: logprof at October 06, 2011 09:53 PM (QaKuj)

59 54
Just recently saw it, I'm still amazed that harry reid would do
something so stupid. It doesn't help him because the house is in repub
hands, and makes him worthless when the repubs take back the senate.

They can pack the Circuit and Appeals Court with their cronies ala the Wise Latina...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 06, 2011 09:53 PM (afrI6)

60 I watched True Grit the other night and Matt Damon didn't ruin it for me.Neither did Brolin.I was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:53 PM (fyOgS)

61 21

Mr. Domenech,

If I may suggest, the puzzling situations you have presented may be
better offered during the morning or midday hours when the Morons are
either coming off or going on a drinky.

You have provided an interesting topic of conversation, I hope it doesn't end in multiple indecent arrests.

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (wui0r)
Eh? What? Bring me my wine!!!

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (otfJ1)

62 BTW for other Canuckleheads, Sun News has declared Ontario will remain Liberal.

Expected, but still ecch. More nanny-state McQuimby, more money down the stupid fucking "green energy" hole, no consequences for fucking Premier Dad's total disregard for the rule of law in the Caledonia travesty.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (5AT79)

63 Wow, this is a very serious-y article.

Here are some boobies. (Probably NSFW)

Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (s7mIC)

64 Hold on Detroit Tigers!HOLD ON!!

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (fyOgS)

65 Thanks for the poison control, guys. I think it's all over but the shivering.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (aD5Kx)

66 I'll never buy another gas station burger in Browning , Montana again , let me tell you .Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:36 PM

It's a little late for that now, isn't it?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat's fine Corinthian Leather Car Seat at October 06, 2011 09:55 PM (HfD/a)

67 Yanks having a tough time. I like that Oregon offense.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 06, 2011 09:55 PM (qpKJT)

68 Moronto is going to drag this entire country into depression all by itself .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:55 PM (npr0X)

69 I never watch Mythbusters anymore but caught part of one yesterday and Kari was pregnant.When did that happen?

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:56 PM (fyOgS)

70 43
I am thinking about naming my son Ace Jr. Do I win anything?


Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at October 06, 2011 09:41 PM (OhYCU)
I think I'm just going to nickname my adult son Ace because I can. I'd like to win a year's supply of Value-Rite, a hobo-beatin' stick, and a pudding cup, please.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 09:56 PM (otfJ1)

71 Its worse then you think. There is a layer of "named" guys - hiring them gets you attention and free media, regardless of their actual competance. They pick from a smaller cohort of actually competent experts in demographics, polling, organization, fundraising, etc. The trick is to get a name guy who will contribute, stay on message, and get his ego out of the way of the professionals.

Posted by: Jean at October 06, 2011 09:56 PM (UIE9v)

72 If you're going to spend the night on the shitter, make sure you chug water, obviously.

Gatorade if you've got it, in fact it's a good idea to always have some on hand.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 06, 2011 09:56 PM (Gk3SS)

73 Kari was pregnant.When did that happen?

That kid is in high school now.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at October 06, 2011 09:57 PM (qpKJT)

74 USS sorry you're sick

Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 09:57 PM (s7mIC)

75 Ever eat somewhere and you just KNEW you were going to regret it later?
Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:36 PM (fyOgS)

And also make sure you can see the TV from the throne and bring your cell phone with you but don't drop it in

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 06, 2011 09:57 PM (aYQHH)

76 RE: "Ever eat somewhere and you just KNEW you were going to regret it later?"

nevergiveup: "You know my wife?"

That's my line. I tell you, I don't get no respect. No respect.

Posted by: Rodney Dangerfield at October 06, 2011 09:58 PM (Zxn2F)

77 Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (s7mIC)

chemjeff, Thor thanks you, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: MissTammy at October 06, 2011 09:59 PM (SsG4J)

78 73 Meh,I really lost interest when Adam came out sucking Obama cock.

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:59 PM (fyOgS)

79 chemjeff, Thor thanks you, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

the subscription rate is one (1) hammer

Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 10:00 PM (s7mIC)

80 Thanks chemjeff, hopefully it's an 18-hour thing, what with happy hour coming up tomorrow and all.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (aD5Kx)

81 I've eaten from street vendors, including in Mexico and Jamaica. My theory is that if accompanied by enough alcohol, you won't get food poisoning.

So far, it's worked.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (SY2Kh)

82 Gatorade...it has electrolytes!

No kidding, it really has electrolytes. So does undistilled water, but of course Gatorade has more electrolytes than pure tap water...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (c0A3e)

83 How fast can you go from sitting on a toilet to puking your guts out into it ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 09:32 PM (npr0X)

The secret is to choose an orifice to position on the toilet, and then direct the opposing orifice toward the waste basket.
Unless you're fast. Real fast.

Posted by: antisocialist at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (DMvUp)

84 Brawndo is what cows crave!

Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 10:02 PM (fyOgS)

85 You keep your hands off Thor's hammer, chemjeff!

Posted by: MissTammy at October 06, 2011 10:05 PM (SsG4J)

86 Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (s7mIC)God Bless you.

Posted by: Osama bin Truck Monkey, TEArrorist Son of a Bitch at October 06, 2011 10:05 PM (jucos)

87 81
I've eaten from street vendors, including in Mexico and Jamaica. My
theory is that if accompanied by enough alcohol, you won't get food
poisoning.

So far, it's worked.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (SY2Kh)
This is the beauty of AoS. Yesterday, you were a complete dickhead and today, I completely agree with you. Pretty darned cool.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 10:05 PM (otfJ1)

88 The secret is to choose an orifice to position on the toilet, and then direct the opposing orifice toward the waste basket.
Unless you're fast. Real fast.

The poisining makes you fast , un-natural fast , if you know what I mean .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 10:06 PM (npr0X)

89 The secret is to choose an orifice to position on the toilet, and then direct the opposing orifice toward the waste basket.
Unless you're fast. Real fast.
Posted by: antisocialist at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (DMvUp

Hey I was a High School Star Athlete

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 06, 2011 10:06 PM (aYQHH)

90 85
You keep your hands off Thor's hammer, chemjeff!


Posted by: MissTammy at October 06, 2011 10:05 PM (SsG4J)
Don't nobody leave this place without singin' the blues.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 10:06 PM (otfJ1)

91 "...let's just say I have a friend who's in a senior campaign position on a longshot effort, who cannot stand the views of the guy he's working for.''

Dude, you'reUlsterman!

Posted by: Barkahlounger at October 06, 2011 10:06 PM (QjSgY)

92 My theory is that if accompanied by enough alcohol, you won't get food poisoning.Yeah those cat sammiches on the Naples liberty pier never bothered my. Must have been the formaldehyde Buds.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 10:06 PM (aD5Kx)

93 Eh? What? Bring me my wine!!!
Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (otfJ1)
A rose', perhaps?

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 10:08 PM (wui0r)

94 Must have been the formaldehyde Buds.

yeah, don't drink formaldehyde, good advice to live by

Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 10:08 PM (s7mIC)

95 Alcohol does not always help with food poisoning. I spend an evening eating undercooked turkey (don't ask) and drinking Special Export Beer and a weekend fraternity event. The next morning I was busy on both ends, and had a bloody nose to top it off. I thought I was going to die. I promised the lord that I would never, ever drink the Green Death again. I think that I actually kept that promise too.

Posted by: Osama bin Truck Monkey, TEArrorist Son of a Bitch at October 06, 2011 10:09 PM (jucos)

96 94
Must have been the formaldehyde Buds.

yeah, don't drink formaldehyde, good advice to live by


Posted by: chemjeff at October 06, 2011 10:08 PM (s7mIC)
Listen to him, he was chem in his sock...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 06, 2011 10:10 PM (afrI6)

97 Alcohol does not always help with food poisoning. I spend an evening
eating undercooked turkey (don't ask) and drinking Special Export Beer...

I think I'd choose food poisoning over a Green Death hangover.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 06, 2011 10:11 PM (SY2Kh)

98 The rumor was the Italian Budweiser had formaldehyde in it for preservative.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 06, 2011 10:11 PM (aD5Kx)

99 I've eaten from street vendors, including in Mexico and Jamaica. My theory is that if accompanied by enough alcohol, you won't get food poisoning.So far, it's worked.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 06, 2011 10:01 PM (SY2Kh)
I was assured by a cruise director that tequila in Cozumel is 165 proof and would kill anything nasty. He was right and man did I get fucked up.

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 10:12 PM (wui0r)

100 OK I am gonna share one of the great secrets that has kept me safe all these years: Never and I mean Never eat the Seafood Special at a rest stop on the NY Turnpike

Posted by: nevergiveup at October 06, 2011 10:12 PM (aYQHH)

101 I heard the NY State Tpk is known for it's seafood.

Posted by: Osama bin Truck Monkey, TEArrorist Son of a Bitch at October 06, 2011 10:14 PM (jucos)

102 A rose', perhaps?

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 10:08 PM (wui0r)
A dry one, maybe. I prefer a tannin-strong cab or a crisp white. Actually, my preference is gin but I'm trying to preserve my liver for a few more years.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 10:14 PM (otfJ1)

103
@24: "If you like Lee Childs books and the hero Jack Reacher, imagine this. A Reacher movie is now being filmed in Pittsburgh, and Tom Cruise plays our dear huge hero."
I've insisted on one small rewrite. The hero now has a hyphenated surname to honor his mother's memory. He's know Jack Reacher-Round

Posted by: Tom Cruise at October 06, 2011 10:15 PM (2xfbm)

104 Er, now known. Stupid slow appearing type

Posted by: Tom Cruise at October 06, 2011 10:16 PM (2xfbm)

105 I prefer a tannin-strong cab or a crisp white.

What kinda picture is on the box ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 10:17 PM (npr0X)

106 64 Hold on Detroit Tigers!HOLD ON!!
Posted by: steevy at October 06, 2011 09:54 PM (fyOgS)
--Yes, please.

Posted by: logprof at October 06, 2011 10:17 PM (QaKuj)

107 Jack Reacher-Round

Sounds like a guy I could learn to like.

Posted by: Miss Lindsey G. at October 06, 2011 10:18 PM (s7mIC)

108 Actually, my preference is gin but I'm trying to preserve my liver for a few more years.

well if you're trying to preserve your liver, then maybe you should check out the Formaldehyde Budweiser

Posted by: Miss Lindsey G. at October 06, 2011 10:18 PM (s7mIC)

109 And after these less than genius people get jobs in national campaigns, forever after they are consulted by our dim bulb leftist media as "Authorities" on political viability, making these people the gatekeepers of the nomination process.

I want their influence removed from the public discourse.

Elections are not games nor are they simply ways for people to get another job.

For those of us in the vast expanse of America, we are dealing with issus which affect our lives.

This is about how we will live. How our children will survive and prosper (or not). It is about the future for our grandchildren.

The influence of these mercenary consultants is poisonous. We need to figure out a way to stop it.

Posted by: Miss Marple at October 06, 2011 10:20 PM (GoIUi)

110 What kinda picture is on the box ?

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at October 06, 2011 10:17 PM (npr0X)
I have a preference for suns, monkeys, and frogs. Goats work for me, too (when it comes to cotes du rhone - probably screwed up the spelling on that because I speak more Spanish than French)..

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 10:20 PM (otfJ1)

111 A dry one, maybe. I prefer a tannin-strong cab or a crisp white. Actually, my preference is gin but I'm trying to preserve my liver for a few more years.
Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 10:14 PM (otfJ1)
I like Merlot and Shiraz, occassionally. I like the heavier flavors and tannins. Don't care for whites.
And I'll take gin and tonics with a twist of lime any day.

Posted by: ErikW at October 06, 2011 10:23 PM (wui0r)

112 Nice, Erik, and I agree. Greg Norman (yes, the golfer) makes a pretty decent Shiraz. It sounds like our tastebuds are simpatico. Give the Mondavi Fume Blanc a chance or the... damn it, can't remember. I'll look for you later to give you name of the best white wine vineyard I've found. I used to be a hard core red wine drinker but I've found a limited few white wines that meet my standards.

A gin an tonic with lime on a summer day is perfection in a glass.

Posted by: Ima Wurdibitsch at October 06, 2011 10:30 PM (otfJ1)

113 WTF is this? A 10th tier line-up? And you go all Red Eye on them?

Posted by: Corona at October 06, 2011 10:48 PM (fh2Y7)

114 I'm not sure I buy it. Consultants go national for the same reasons college players go pro: the money and the chance to play on a bigger stage. Unlike football, however, there's only employment for a tiny number of presidential political consultants because we only have one national race and it only happens every four years.

Posted by: Ted Nugent at October 06, 2011 10:59 PM (XJYf4)

115 My question way back at the start of this thread got lost in a morons gasto problems.

My hope is the guest blogger will see it.

Where does Rove fit in?

The WSJ makes a point of identifying Rove on every column he writes. I don’t see that at other media outlets publishing well known Dems.

Posted by: Mike in CFL at October 06, 2011 11:38 PM (motsG)

116 Down go the yankers, er, yankees

Posted by: kinlaw at October 06, 2011 11:42 PM (K0QzP)

117



In
an obvious effort to protect President Barack Obama, a group of
congressional Democrats has introduced legislation to create an official
process that will allow the commander-in-chief to keep presidential
records secret after he leaves office.


Ironically, Obama revoked a similar George W. Bush order in one of
his first official acts as president. In 2001 Bush penned an executive
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Shortly after swearing in, Obama killed it as part of his
much-ballyhooed commitment to government transparency. At the time, the
new president claimed that he was giving the American people greater
access to “historic documents.”


Now why would the "most transparent administration evah" want to seal up it's records ?

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at October 06, 2011 11:47 PM (e8kgV)

118
"Where does Rove fit in?"


Nowhere that means anything. Or in other words for Romney.




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Posted by: EROWMER at October 07, 2011 08:37 AM (/ZKDI)

122 Hey, don't make fun of Rex Grossman. He even beat out Donovan McNabb, and sent him packing!

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On Oct 8, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Keith Emis wrote:

This is an incredibly insightful article. I do political consulting and corporate work in a Southern state. My partner and I would probably consider working on a national race or an out of state Senate race. However, we'd only do it if it didn't jeopardize our business here. There's too much local money, both political and corporate, to mess around working for someone like Rick Santorum.

However, several people in my state all chase the big national stage because they've got nothing on the local level
to sustain them. Plus, they love the spot light national politics.

Posted by: Bill at October 08, 2011 11:18 AM (NstBo)

128 "Roughly half these guys on the national level are below average at their jobs"

Lake Wobegon?

Sorry, Ben, I couldn't resist.

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