Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Who is the Secret Senator?!?

The Washington Post wrote an article today about a GOP senator who laments Bush's wretched policies and record -- anonymously -- of course.

You see, he is running for reelection in one of the tightest races in '06 and needs the continued flow of $$$$, er, support, from the White House.

The Post gives readers a few hints as to the identity of the secret senator whose name would remain unspoken.

He does not support stem cell research, which eliminates Chafee; the race is extremely competitive, knocking out Santorum; supports a constitutional amendment to ban flag burning, opposes Bush's guest worker plan, wears a monogrammed shirt with French cuffs and matches cuff links to tie, is anxious about the Iraqi War, condemns Bush's response to Katrina and is quoted as saying:

On the Iraq war: "It didn't work. . . . We didn't prepare for the peace."

On the response to Hurricane Katrina: "A monumental failure of government."

On the national mood: "There's a palpable frustration right now in the country."


"We've lost our way, we've gone to the well and we drank the water, and we shouldn't have," he said of congressional Republicans. "You don't go to Congress to become the party that you've been fighting for 40 years." Lamenting "the spending, the finger-pointing, not getting the bills passed," he counseled: "Just shut up and get something done."

The senator's positions are too nuanced and cerebral, striking Allen and Talent.

Absolutely no discussion about corruption, strike Burns.

By the power of deduction, Howling Latina is confident that Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio is the anonymous GQ senator quoted in the Post story.

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