Because Curt Schilling is unfamiliar with the concept of an unexpressed thought, it has come to light that he is toying with the idea of running for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.
"Many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen," he said last weekend. "I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation."
Naturally, a few days later Schilling discussed the idea at length on a Boston radio show.
"It's just gone nuts," the retired pitcher said of the frenzy his announcement has inspired.
We now pause to allow the laughter to subside.
Schilling, a rip-roaring Republican who has never run for elected office, succeeding the liberal lion in the U.S. Senate? Schilling, Mr. Ego-Centric, Mr. Full-of-Himself? Schilling, who was forced to beat a hasty retreat in the summer of 2007 after blogging (inaccurately) that Barry Bonds had "admitted using steroids. There's no gray area"?
Schilling, of whom Phillies general manager Ed Wade once said, "He's a horse every fifth day, and a horse's (hind end) the other four"?
Yeah, that guy. The borderline Hall of Fame candidate. The guy who, for the past couple years, has been operating a video gaming company.
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Comment: Whether Schilling has the necessary experience is one thing, and this is highlighted by the writer well enough; but the bottom-line in light of Kennedy, Rockefeller, Boxer, and the litany of maroons over the last 90 years, is the single fact that because of the ratification of 17th Amendment, this very important position, the office of the US Senator, within our Federal Government has turned into seat of power for the highest taker at larger. And remember that the "progressives" said then, as well as now, in that this ruinous action would be stopped through the direct election process, yet look at the Senate today. The Senate has become a place of undemocratic libertine oppressive and morally bankrupt tyrants!
The fact of the matter is that only those legislators who served with distinction for their state and the citizenry in their respective state legislative body, who reside in their state, should represent their state in the US Senate; not some carpetbagger money bags. And only by repealing the 17th Amendment and restoring the State's rightful place within the parameters of the US Constitution as the founders intended will we expunge the cancer that inhabits the US Capitol.