Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Magnum Consults Mr. Furley's Ghost on Medicare Policy

Rather than hang myself, I decided to take a peek at the latest "Dave's Digest" from future ex-congressional candidate Dave Magnum. The portion where he "paid tribute" to the great Tom Metcalfe caught my eye. He says:
"Last year I had the honor of presenting Tom with one of his many lifetime achievement awards. It was clear then as it is now that as a moderate Tom was far more interested in the merits of an issue than political labels. He just wanted to get things done. His desire to do the right thing and his lack of partisanship only enhanced the respect he earned from people on both sides of the political aisle. Tom was a class act and will be sadly missed."

Gee, do you catch the subtle message there?

Residents of South Central Wisconsin remember his 2004 campaign, which featured an unsettling commercial of him staring longingly at a picture his deceased wife thinking about health care policy. The obvious question now becomes:

Is there anybody no longer living that Dave Magnum won't invoke to make himself look better?

Don't be surprised if he announces Pat Tillman has been named his campaign manager.