OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Sunday, September 25, 2005 :::

Gillespie for Senate?

A reader sends me a note to check out Bob Novak's column this morning for some Virginia news. I trudge on over and discover that some people are whispering this little ditty in Novak's ear:

Influential Virginia Republicans are eyeing former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie as a possible successor to Sen. John Warner if the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman does not seek re-election in 2008 at age 81.

Gillespie, a former House GOP staffer, headed the Republican National Committee during the 2004 campaign and was a major national spokesman for the party. He currently is on leave from his own lobbying firm and working at the White House to shepherd Judge John G. Roberts Jr. to confirmation as chief justice.

Gillespie told this column he has not been approached for the Senate seat. Nevertheless, the New Jersey native is talked about as the best bet to succeed Warner.

I wonder who these "influential Virginia Republican" might be? Given Novak's circle, the first choice would be Morton Blackwell.

No matter. I'm sure his (or their) preference for Gillespie, who would not necessarily be a bad choice, comes as news to people people like Jim Gilmore and Tom Davis. And probably Gillespie, too.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/25/2005 15 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

Powered by Blogger