Back in 1990, the Louisiana governor's race pitted former Governor Edwin Edwards, who'd spent much of his political career staying one step ahead of the law, against David Duke, late of the Ku Klux Klan. Reportedly, one could buy bumper stickers reading: "Vote for the crook. It's important." Now, in 1994, in Virginia, there's a four-way Senate race between incumbent Senator Chuck Robb, LBJ's son-in-law, Oliver North, of Iran-Contra infame, former Governor Doug Wilder, who doesn't like Robb very much, and Marshall Coleman, whom Wilder beat in the 1989 governor's race. At this point, both Wilder and Coleman are lagging badly, leaving Robb, who has confessed to all sorts of weird ethical lapses, to face North, who blithely denies his blatant ones. Do you think we'll see a bumper sticker saying something like: "Vote for the outercourse-performing, phone-tapping fool whose best political move was marrying LBJ's daughter. It's important." Something tells me the '80s ended too soon.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)