Friday, September 18, 2009

Wonder Woman---Thy Name Could Just Be Linda McMahon

IF YOU EVEN BLINKED Wednesday you probably missed one of the most interesting items to come across news tickers---at least my ticker---in a long, long time. The news dazzled me, causing me to do a double-take: Linda McMahon, conservative Connecticut CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (ticker:WWE) was throwing her hat in the ring to run for the Senate seat of Chris Dodd in 2010!

Senior, second-generation senator Dodd, by the way, is not expected to win re-election next year what with all the banking scandals, not to mention continuing controversy over his second home in Ireland.

Reaction to McMahon's announcement was swift and decisive, from some of her admirers who've worked with her:

"Connecticut needs Linda McMahon,” said Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, who wrestled in the WWE in the 1980s and ‘90s. “She is the opposite of Nancy Pelosi.”

Poffo said McMahon as a deficit hawk, someone who would push Congress to balance the budget. “She’ll be something new in the Senate, someone who is very conscientious,” Poffo said.

“Luscious” Johnny Valiant, who joined the federation in 1967, concurred. “I bet she’d be very good,” he said from his apartment in New York. “She’s very worldly and she has a very good pulse on what the people on the street are saying.”

Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, and “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart were yet to weigh in.

Lest any of us think McMahon's candidacy is a publicity stunt, her opening statement rang true Wednesday and should have put it to rest when she spoke of Dodd: He's lost his way and he's lost our trust.

WHERE DO I SEND MY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION? OH! She'll only let me give $100 and won't accept any PAC or special interests monies. How refreshing.

I'll be back with more on Linda, her positions and accomplishments and her husband Vince (who is considered somewhat of a liability) later, but suffice it to say, I'm pumped. I think she'd make a terrific conservative U.S. Senator from Connecticut, or from anywhere for that matter.

Move over Sarah Palin, Linda McMahon has just entered the conservative ladies' ring. I plan to be ringside to watch every round of this fight. Cause a woman described as marrying a lot of smarts with grace, sounds mighty good to me.


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