Thursday, June 14, 2007

WY-Sen: The Second Lady Senator?

God, am I thankful Wyoming has a Democratic governor.

Ok, I know what you're going to say, you're going to bring up Hillary Clinton. Yes, but she was a Senator for only 18 days while her husband was President. With Dick Cheney teetering on the verge of Congressional investigation, having his wife in the US Senate is just plain nepotism. If she wants to run in 2008, then that's fine and perhaps the the Wyoming GOP should have Governor Freudenthal appoint someone who won't run in 2008 so she can, but right now, it's a conflict of interest if you ask me.

Oh, and by the way, at least Hillary RAN in an election and didn't try to get appointed after the previous guy died. Is Lynne afraid of running and loosing? She shouldn't be, this is the state that reelection crazy Barbara Cubin after she threaten to slap a disabled guy.

Anyway, the other, more LIKELY candidates for Craig Thomas' seat include former Wyoming House Speaker Randall Luthi , former State Treasurer Cynthia Lummis, lawyer Tom Sansonetti, Wyoming US Attorney Matt Meade (who just quit btw,) State Senator John Barrasso (R-Casper), and State Rep. Colin Simpson (R-Cody) who is the son of former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan Simpson.

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