Monday, November 14, 2005

Idiot may run for gov

Senator close to making independent bid for governor
State Sen. Ben Westlund is getting himself and his luncheon audience wound up with a withering attack on a partisan political system that he says has failed Oregon’s children, leaving thousands of them hungry and lacking basic health care.

And in fact, the 56-year-old Bend Republican appears to be on the brink of shedding his party label and launching an independent bid for governor — a move that could make the potentially crowded 2006 governor’s race even more unpredictable.

Since first being elected to the Legislature in 1996, Westlund has gained a reputation as a moderate Republican. In recent years he’s become a champion for children’s health programs, schools and civil unions for same-sex couples.

Normally I try to say something constructive and not just call names but in this case I only have two things to say: Thank goodness Westlund may "shed his party label" because it certainly doesn't fit him and second, he is an idiot.


Anonymous said...

Out of the group below I especially like DUMBBELL

If Benny Boy thinks he has a prayer of a chance of becoming Gov. he's as much of a ________ as the current Gov.

Synonyms: blockhead, cretin, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [ slang ], dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, goon, half-wit, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, knothead, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, numskull ( or numbskull), pinhead, simpleton, stock, turkey

Anonymous said...

Benny is well aware that his chances are zip and his bank account will prove he is no fool.

So, we must then assume his efforts have other purposes which we may never learn but will no doubt suffer all the same.

Anonymous said...

That list is the perfect qualifier for Oregon leadership.
If you are on it you have the potential to be elected.

Gullyborg said...

Benny is a real fool. If he entered the Republican primary, given the crowding already there, he could play a major role. I doubt he could win... but in a 4 way race, it wouldn't take much to impact the outcome.

But as independent, he is guaranteed to only garner 1-2% of the vote--and odds are, all those votes probably either would have gone to some other third party player, or to no one at all. Therefore, he will have absolutely no impact on the system--no change at all.

Tony said...

He will have a big impact...he will hand the race to Kulongoski.

Westlund's games are becoming tiring. If he loves Democrats so much, he should just go all the way and become one. Of course, his constituents in Deschutes County would throw him out of office, but his conscience would be clear.

He isn't even good enough to deserve the label of RINO. He is a Hippo - A HippoCrat.

Terry said...

If he's registered as a Republican, isn't it too late now for him to run as an independent?