This morning, Republican Presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, in a nod to the NRA and to disabled Americans, selected Elmer Fudd as his running mate for the White House in 2008.
Beltway pundits were momentarily speechless. While the conventional wisdom was eyeing such picks as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, once again the Arizona solon demonstrated his capacity to think "outside the sphere" or to "shoot crap." Unnamed Democratic sources characterized the selection as a transparent nod to the "Pendleton" crowd and to persons with a speech impediment. It was also characterized as pandering to the Anti-Lepus PAC.
Republican National Party Spokesman, Quasimoto Mahaffey, expressed delight with the choice. ""Maverick" John has energized this campaign and we're off to the races." We look forward to the Vice Presidential debate.
"I imagine Joe Biden is completely clueless as to how he can compete with our V.P. choice."
On another front, Homeland Security Chief, Michael Chertoff, during an interview with reporters in New Orleans while dining at Arnaud's, let it slip that he has confirmation of calls placed to one Mr. P. Pigg by the Obama staff. Chertoff chortled, "I'm here for one last meal before GOD wipes this city from the face of the earth, then it's back to monitoring Democrat communication channels and whisking dark skinned dissenters off to GITMO."