Thingish Things

Frasier for Senate?

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Aug• 02•11

Celebrity Republican Kelsey Grammer is reportedly looking at a run for Mayor of New York City.  I don’t buy it.  I bet he’s looking at U.S. Senate. If he’s serious about running, he has to be looking at the 2012 Senate race. It makes a lot more sense.  Running as a Republican statewide, while extremely challenging, is far more winnable than running as a Republican in the five boroughs.  And there is a clear line of attack against the Washington incumbent. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) threw her lot in with the hard Left in New York again today, rejecting the compromise debt ceiling bill negotiated by President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and House Speaker John Boehner (R).  Even Senator Chuck Schumer (D) voted for the bill. Gillibrand’s vote shows that she remains more afraid of New York’s union-backed and ACORN-inspired Working Families Party than she is of any Republican challenger.  The former Big Tobacco lawyer is watching her left flank more closely than her right. 

Kelsey Grammer could make Gillibrand rue her leftward tact in a New York minute.  He would bring money, name ID, and pizzaz to a 2012 contest that today looks like a forgone conclusion. Grammer is eminently likable and he knows the campaign trail, having stumped for Republicans like Rudy Giuliani.  

Frasier for U.S. Senate.  I like it. It has a ring to it…





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  1. Your Friend says:

    Of course! Don’t find a politician who can win. Find another actor who can pretend to be a politician. Genius!

    • Me says:

      Your main comment button seems to have vanished, Mr. O, so I’ll reply to D’s comment instead.

      Eminently likeable?? Maybe 10 years ago. Everyone I know–excluding you, of course–thinks he’s an utter pig. His total self-absorption seems to have left no room for those pesky little critters called morals. Oh wait, maybe he *should* run!

  2. Your Friend says:

    This is what’s wrong with politics. Losing $1.2B in aviation taxes in order to save $16M a year. My second grader could figure out how stupid this is…

  3. What about Niles? says:

    Everyone will want to know: did he finally figure out what to do with the tossed salad and scrambled eggs?

  4. […] guy does have a nice style — and a bit of a populist streak if this video is any indication. Kelsey Grammer for U.S  Senate 2012.  It really may be worth a look.  Posted in Uncategorized , 2012, Frasier for Senate, […]

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