Tennessee Basil … we hardly knew ye

Ahhh. It’s over. The Man who would stimulate the economy by planting grass in empty lots, and make everyone carry a gun or face a fine, why he even offered to be any state’s Governor if he could fix it, lost yesterday’s primary vote in Tennessee.

According to the Associated Press, poor Basil Marceaux did not even garner 1% of the vote.

Governor – GOP Primary
County Precincts B. Haslam
J. Kirkpatrick
B. Marceaux
R. Ramsey
Z. Wamp
Total 2174/2177 344,085

Hey. He did get 3526 people to vote for him. On a … ummm … different, and may I say very straightforward  platform. Not bad! Or is it? AP at Hot Air has a pretty funny “tongue in cheek” take on this whole episode.

Which, of course, is outrageous. If Alvin Greene can pull a fifth of the voteversus Jim DeMint, surely five percent of Tennessee Republicans should be willing to toss this poor guy a confidence-boosting vote as thanks for all the fun he’s provided the last few weeks.

Or maybe not tongue in cheek. Al Greene is in the race in SC. Basil never got out of the gate. As for the winner

Bill Haslam, the mayor of Knoxville and considered a moderate Republican, easily won the Tennessee GOP primary for governor Thursday, the Tennessee Department of State’s website reported.

With all of the state’s precincts reporting, Haslam had 47.5 percent of the vote as he defeated Congressman Zach Wamp and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

Haslam, who helped fund some of his own campaign, will now face Mike McWherter, a Democratic businessman and son of a former governor. The race is to succeed Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, who is prevented by term limits from running for a third term. Political handicappers think Republicans have a good shot at winning back the governor’s

Interesting, or maybe not so much, that the Democrats have put up a small businessman promoting private sector jobs. Religion is a funny thing. Conversion often comes when your life is on the line.

Just for old times sake:


Keep fighting there Basil.

5 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    He needs to go out an run for Pete Stark's seat.  Or Maxine Waters.  Or maybe Rangel's.  Or if we are really lucky, Pelosi's!

  2. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    How did I miss this post?  Poor Basil!  I'll have to call my mom today to find out if she voted for him…Odds are, she'll hang up on me.

  3. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    I know lots of folks who work in licensed fields and they're always fearful of losing their licenses,  Maybe we should require licenses for the privilege of practicing politics?  We need to grease the arses of these politicians and keep them always fearful that we might bend them over a barrel!  If they're not serving us then they'll only take care of themselves.

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