Friday, June 26, 2009
Bauer to face some nasty political pitches now that he is in the show
In baseball terms, the major leagues are considered “the show.” When a minor league player makes it a few days in the majors, or a career, he is said to have been “in the show.” Well, Lt. Governor Bauer, welcome to the show of politics.
The lackeys around Governor Mark Sanford are scrambling to hold on to their position of relevance and have started a rather interesting campaign of sorts against Lt. Governor Bauer. Their campaign mantra seems to be “well, if if Sanford resigns, that guy is Governor.”
Hardly the stuff that great political movements are made of. But, it is what can be expected of the Sanford lackeys. They have used the politics of personal destruction at every opportunity to tear a riff in the Republican Party and they got paid well for doing so. You can bet that if Bobby Harrell had went out of the country to meet a mistress those calling for “privacy” and “time” would be calling for Harrell’s political scalp.
Now, those resources will be turned on Andre Bauer. The reason? Making Bauer look worse than Sanford can keep Sanford in office and salvage any investment made by Howard Rich and company. Democrats will chime in, because they want a ridiculed Governor Sanford in office in November of 2010. Other Republican contenders will chime in as well, as they do not want to run against a sitting Governor Bauer. . Before it is over, I would not be shocked if Bauer got blamed for the death of Michael Jackson by those folks. They are going to get ugly with the heir apparent.
Welcome to the show, Lt. Governor Bauer, the pitches you are about to get are going to be nasty. Wait and see.