Ah, fiddlesticks, Thune Bag ain’t running

Like I have said in the past, I hoped and prayed Ironic Johnny would run, but I knew, it was all posturing just to get his name out there;

Sen. John Thune announced today that he will not run for president in 2012.

The two-term senator has spent months deliberating what he has described as a “gut-level” decision on his possible bid for the presidency.

In today’s statement, Thune said, “There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now. So at this time, I feel that I am best positioned to fight for America’s future here in the trenches of the United States Senate.”

Thune also added,

“We all know my pecker always points in the direction the wind is blowing, I mean, really, folks, unlike Dems, I try not to piss in the wind, but I never turn down a reach around.”


#1 anominous on 02.22.11 at 10:56 am

This sucks.

#2 l3wis on 02.22.11 at 11:33 am

I know, I may have to shut down DaCola.

#3 l3wis on 02.22.11 at 12:16 pm

I think Mr. Thune needs to be more like Mr. Smith


#4 anominous on 02.22.11 at 1:46 pm

What am I gonna do with all these hats?

#5 Helga on 02.22.11 at 2:16 pm

Wasn’t that a surprise? And he had such a commanding lead. Now maybe he will get to work for SD…………..nahhhhh will never happen, why should he start now??!!!

#6 Scooter on 02.22.11 at 3:07 pm

He had way too many secrets that local press was willing to help hide. National press would have had a field day with his skeletons…

#7 l3wis on 02.22.11 at 3:09 pm

Well, in all fairness, they really are not secrets, just the local public refuses to do any research.

#8 concern liberal on 02.22.11 at 6:18 pm

Thune is playing a smart card. The first serious contender to jump in will end up in a cat fight with Palin, and Thune
knows better than to be that candidate. I think Thune still hopes he is in the running as the “third candidate” alternative to Palin and whoever.

Plus, Thune is still positioned well for the VP short list.

#9 Joan on 02.22.11 at 7:37 pm

I agree with Helga that he will never get to work for SD. How do I find out about these skeletons? I’m not real computer literate and need all the help I can get at my ripe old age. lol

#10 Brom on 02.23.11 at 7:11 am

I would like to hear more about the skeletons too (rubbing my hands gleefully). Point me in the right direction.

#11 l3wis on 02.23.11 at 8:19 am

Brom – I still think there should be a complete C Street house investigation when Thune stayed there. I’m not saying he did anything wrong, it would actually be refreshing to see he only benefitted from the cheap rent and that’s it. But I highly doubt it.

#12 Snooki Palin on 02.23.11 at 8:20 am

Maybe thune can give out all those hats in 2016 instead of “food for votes”…

#13 l3wis on 02.23.11 at 8:20 am

Of course, upside down, so he can fill them with chips and hotdogs.

#14 anominous on 02.23.11 at 8:56 am

His picture in the Argus Leader next to a Mountain Dew can just earned him my vote. Do the Dew, Mr. President!

#15 l3wis on 02.23.11 at 9:07 am

Was there also a pack of Doral’s in his shirt pocket?

#16 anominous on 02.23.11 at 11:35 am

He has turned his back on a fortune’s worth of product placements.

#17 l3wis on 02.23.11 at 9:08 pm

Is there a way we could do an interview with Thune next to a dying RR track? Or maybe next to a Federal contractor lawyer defending rapists?

#18 anominous on 02.23.11 at 9:26 pm

Maybe he can figure out a way to get a water pipeline built from the Missouri River right over to that Hyperion Oil Refinery. That would serve his constituents well.

#19 Scooter on 02.24.11 at 10:01 am

Scott, you have to change the hair color on the dancing girl to blonde… Then it will make more sense.

#20 l3wis on 02.24.11 at 2:20 pm

anon – he is probably already on it.