Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Some good news for once: Matt Blunt took everybody by surprise today by announcing he wasn't going to run for re-election this November.

And there was much rejoicing....

MO Republicans seem to be caught off-guard; Blunt re-election campaign ads were already on the air (!), possible replacement candidates had to get back to reporters about whether they were running or not. Suddenly the shadow of a multi-candidate free-for-all is looming over the Republican primary.

Obviously the immediate question is: what changed? Blunt's tenure has been scandal-ridden....it's possible a really big scandal is going to break in the next few days, or something.

Whatever....the sound you hear is champagne being popped at Nixon for Guv 08 HQ....