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

Thursday, April 20, 2006 :::

Planking with Cooter

There have been a number of posts from bloggers who attended the Shad Planking yesterday (don't you people have jobs?). But a nice additional bit of color comes via the Hotline, where the writer ran into James Webb volunteer Ben "Cooter" Jones:

The 2-term GA Dem-turned-'02 VA 07 nominee said Webb had the "character, experience, integrity, cojones and anything else you want to name" to take on Allen. Webb, Jones proclaimed, is a "warrior poet." Extolling his candidate's combat decorations, Jones said Webb was a "war hero." But didn't John Kerry offer a similar record of bravery in Vietnam and still fall short in VA? Jones: "They try to Swiftboat [Webb], and he'll kick their ass." Allen is an "affable" fellow, Jones said, but this would be about a "man versus a boy."

Or a seasoned and perpetually underestimated politician versus a "poet" whom Jones seems to think will inflict bodily harm on anyone who crosses him. Be that as it may, from this account, neither Miller nor Webb actually have the good ol' boy act down yet. That's not a sin, but Miller probably knows better than to try. Webb? Well, it's probably there, just under the surface. Maybe with some coaching from Cooter, he just might be able to find and unleash his inner, rhyming couplet Bubba.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 4/20/2006 4 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

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