TAMPA — Johnny Isakson may be the nicest and most frustrated U.S. Senator at the Republican National Convention.
The “nice” part is officially documented. Washingtonian magazine, in its biannual ranking of the chamber, awarded Isakson the title in its most recent issue. “The cordial Georgian got more votes than half a dozen runners up, “ the magazine declared. The ballots came from congressional staffers.
Isakson is pictured with a halo over his head.
Is it dangerous to be declared a nice guy in Washington?
“I hope not,” Isakson said this morning. “I sold houses for 33 years. I never sold a house to somebody that didn’t want to buy it, and I never sold one for somebody that didn’t want to sell it. you don’t convince them of either thing by calling them a son of a [blatherskite], or trying to convince them you’re right. What you do is try to let them come to that decision.”
Which brings us to that other part. What happens when no one in Washington –