If South Carolina is the nation’s whoopee cushion, Tennessee is our bilabial fricative

There’s an argument to be made that when it comes to politics, South Carolina has been unfairly libeled.

Not because South Carolina isn’t the whoopee cushion of the nation, but because it’s not the only one. Consider this assessment of Tennessee congressional races by Ed Kilgore at FiveThirtyEight.com:

These include the nation’s most expensive House primary (GOP TN-8), a primary where the Club for Growth accidentally directed readers of a mailer to a phone sex line (GOP TN-3), a primary where a white Jewish incumbent has earned the backing of the Congressional Black Caucus in a campaign against the African-American former mayor of Memphis (Dem TN-9), and a primary where Sarah Palin delved into a crowded GOP field in a staunch Democratic district to endorse her latest “Mama Grizzly” (GOP TN-5). And all that fun doesn’t even include America’s latest viral video sensation, Republican gubernatorial candidate Basil Marceaux.

Just who is Basil Marceaux? Fred Davis, take notes:


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24 comments Add your comment

tinhat

August 5th, 2010
3:39 pm

Is this guy drunk? Or, is this one of those Red State Update spoofs?

chefdavid

August 5th, 2010
3:47 pm

You can follow him @BasilMarceaux
I was wondering who he endorsed Nathan Deal or Karen Handel?

Fake Conservative

August 5th, 2010
4:04 pm

Straight up Tea bagger

earl

August 5th, 2010
4:19 pm

kinda what you get when ‘MAMA GRIZZLY’ from Alaska gets involved in your political business. She really needs to stay home and go bear hunting or salmon fishing.

Athens Voter

August 5th, 2010
4:44 pm

This is Paul Broun’s Chief of Staff.

green green

August 5th, 2010
4:45 pm

“Accidentally” directed to a phone sex line? Or is there a mole in the club? :)

Ooh La Lah

August 5th, 2010
5:08 pm

It is all fun and games till someone loses an eye.

Squealing

August 5th, 2010
5:16 pm

Just watched the Deal/Handel debate. What is up with Handel talking about Deal squealing. then straightening up and “putting on his big boy pants”? This is goober patch code for something, and it may have to do with a strap

Larry Craig

August 5th, 2010
5:17 pm

Karen doesn’t know what a whoopee cushion is.

Squealing

August 5th, 2010
5:19 pm

may have to do with a strap-on!

Wolf

August 5th, 2010
5:58 pm

Vote for Basil! It might give the founding fathers something to laugh about.

Lawsy Me!

August 5th, 2010
5:58 pm

Have any of you heard there may be some gay weddings performed by a Nathan Deal look-alike in the vicinity of the Handel/Palin rally?

Ol Hummon

August 5th, 2010
6:00 pm

This Deal feller is the kind of person I can deal with profitably.

Ghost of Ol Gene

August 5th, 2010
6:02 pm

You right, son. Might just have a few South Ga cemetary residents voting alphabetically on election night.

Well I Declare!

August 5th, 2010
6:04 pm

Well I Declare! What are all these gays doing, violating God’s law and the Laws of Nature? May just have a few straight people renew their marriage vows at that Palin rally.

Ghost of Ol Gene

August 5th, 2010
6:06 pm

I guess we could get some of the one-gallus boys from the fork in the crick to bring their skankopotomus in and renew the marital vows.

Ol Hummon

August 5th, 2010
6:08 pm

Been lots of talk about bending over and squealing. Shore hope none of them bring their favorite pick or goat for any vow renewals.

Ol Hummon

August 5th, 2010
6:08 pm

Lawsy Me!

August 5th, 2010
6:19 pm

What’s next? Marrying an animal?

Ooh La Lah

August 5th, 2010
6:22 pm

Lawsy Me! August 5th, 2010 6:19 pm

What’s next? Marrying an animal?

Careful! When that phony smarmy sports figure asked that same question his wife kicked his ass to the curb.

Ooh La Lah

August 5th, 2010
6:25 pm

Wish they could bring in Snowball, The goat that killed that Churkee County goober several years ago for molesting him.

Ooh La Lah

August 5th, 2010
6:26 pm

and bilabial fricative is suspect talk in my lexicon.

calvin

August 5th, 2010
6:45 pm

Can you also do some reporting about Georgia’s Senatorial Campaign too.

Miichael THURMOND, JUNIOR SENATOR FROM THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA!!!

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