DURST: Strange Bedfellows
Feisty underdog John McCain marched back to the Senate last week, and now it'll be more interesting than Yukon grapes to see how his confederates treat this vanquished hero after his recent Quixotic quest.Because of the electoral leverage he wields, Party Regulars will be sucking up to him like Rick Rockwell at a National Enquirer potluck dinner. Of course everybody knows these two-faced toads are the same honorable gentlemen who, in blind support of George W, leaked to the press the former POW had a "hair trigger temper" and was "quite mad," along with hiding a history of intimidating Hunan waitresses by making intermittent barking noises.This all was made much more interesting when a recent Newsweek poll showed McCain with 32 percent of the vote against Bush's 35 percent and Gore's 28 percent in a three way November race.The Shrubmeister probably removed all chance of seducing McCain onto the ticket this week by having his bloated surrogate, Governor John Engler, challenge the Arizona Senator's Michigan delegates, souring what insiders say was already a relationship with a healthy share of rotting citrus in the mix. Probably the same loving alliance that bonds Bradley and Gore. Not to mention what Reagan and Bush felt for each other and Kennedy and Johnson too. Oh. Strange Bedfellows, my ass. This is more like Alien Shipmates.Will Durst assumes his wife Debi considers him a Strange Bedfellow.