Saturday, March 25, 2006

Have you seen my Tin Foil Hat anywhere?

Two years ago, when Barack Obama ran for Senate in Illinois, the Republicans desperately searched for someone--anyone--who would run against him. And the only anyone they could come up with was the loveable barking moonbat Alan Keyes, who, among other historic moments in great GOP campaigns, worried greatly that allowing gays to have children would lead to unintentional incest. (Wrap your head around that one for a while.)

Little did we know then that we were witnessing the start of a new trend in Republican politics.

David at the Swing State Project tells us how Keyes Mania has invaded New York:
The New York GOP is having an awful, awful year. They have no serious candidates for either Governor or Senator. They are trailing badly in the Attorney General's race. Their dwindling House delegation is also in weak shape, with one recent retirement and several vulnerable incumbents. Their former stronghold of Nassau county has been completely taken over by the Dems. [...] If this isn't rock-bottom, what is? I truly, truly did not think it could get worse for the NY GOP. But guess what, sports fans? It just did.
Indeed. Today, the New York Post (I originally saw the item at The Raw Story) reports that, Kathleen "KT" McFarland, who is running Hillary Clinton in New York's Senate race, claimed to a large crowd on Thursday that:
"Hillary Clinton is really worried about me, and is so worried, in fact, that she had helicopters flying over my house in Southampton today taking pictures," according to a prominent GOP activist who was at the event.
Apparently, McFarland didn't know when to stop:
"She wasn't joking, she was very, very serious, and she also claimed that Clinton's people were taking pictures across the street from her house in Manhattan, taking pictures from an apartment across the street from her bedroom," added the eyewitness, who is not involved in the Senate race.
The whole article seems to have lifted from The Onion, and the worst part is that, for the first time ever, I find myself agreeing with former Senator Alfonse D'Amato, who called McFarland "a candidate in her own mind." Or maybe completely out of it.