TLP: I Think We've Heard Just About Enough Out of You, Young Man
Well, that didn't take long.
The Huffington Post (you know they're loving it):
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted this week that his fellow Kentuckian, Republican Senate Candidate Rand Paul, needs to take a hiatus from the press circuit.First, which HuffPo writer drew the shit assignment to watch John King? There's got to be an office pool going at CNN on whether John or Larry King gets canceled first.
In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, John King asked McConnell if he had "convinced [Paul] not to show up on 'Meet The Press' this past Sunday, to go dark for a little bit."
McConnell responded that he would advise that Paul spend more time talking to Kentucky voters and less to the national media.
"He's said quite enough for the time being in terms of national press coverage," McConnell said.
Last week, Paul garnered widespread criticism for his comments on the Civil Rights Act and the Gulf oil spill.
As for McConnell, he was probably feeling pretty good on Election Night, even though he backed Paul's opponent. Whatever the reasons for the results, the GOP seemed to sense some momentum building. But Paul couldn't shut up. Wonder where he gets that?
Anyway, it's a dilemma for the Republicans. Paul obviously struck a chord with voters, won the primary and is the fucking poster child for the disenchanted. Could be a thing. If the GOP backs off, he's bound to keep stepping in it. But what's the alternative? Muzzle him and excite the electorate with the likes of Mitch McConnell?