Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Socialist Gnomes

Swing State Project (emphasis mine):

UT-Sen: Democrats nailed down a candidate in dark-red Utah, not a likely place for a pickup but somewhere we want to be standing by to clean up in case the Republican primary turns into an insane bloodbath: Sam Granato, the head of the state Liquor Control Board.

Speaking of which, a third challenger just got into the GOP primary against long-time incumbent Bob Bennett: businesswoman and activist Cherilyn Eagar, who's never run for office before but seems connected to some of the fringier members of Utah's legislature, such as state Senator Margaret Dayton, who praised Eagar in that: "She's a very impressive woman in her looks, intelligence and presentation." Eagar's rationale is that, in her words, "Utah's conservative principles are no longer being represented in the U.S. Senate and no conservative has entered this race," which seems bizarre considering that AG Mark Shurtleff and former Utah County GOP chair Tim Bridgewater are already challenging the very conservative Bennett from the right. Eagar also offered up this very strange mix of literary allusions: "Gulliver has been tied down by socialist gnomes for many years, but he's starting to wake up."

Please oh please oh please let Eager win the primary!

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