Thursday, July 15, 2004

Ditka Out. Ya' Got Any Other B-List Celebrities Out There?

Mike Ditka has decided not to run for the Illinois senate seat against Barak Obama:

Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka has told Republican Party officials in Illinois that he does not plan to run for U.S. Senate, dimming the GOP's hopes for a high-profile candidate.

Fear not, Illinois Republicans, your party has a back-up plan:

[A]nother name surfacing is that of rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent.

I can see it now. "Mr. Chariman, I yield the floor to the gentleman from Illinois."