As DougJ noted, the campaign to launch John Thune into the spotlight continues. I know Chris Cilizza has been applying suction lately with several posts, David Brooks has chimed in, CNN has tried to get to second base, and now this at Politics Daily.
What I find the most amusing is that there is rarely any commentary about his governing philosophy or his voting past, but instead nothing buut straight up HoYay! Brooks:
The first thing everybody knows about him is that he is tall (6 feet 4 inches), tanned (in a prairie, sun-chapped sort of way) and handsome (John McCain jokes that if he had Thune’s face he’d be president right now). If you wanted a Republican with the same general body type and athletic grace as Barack Obama, you’d pick Thune.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune has $5.5 million in the bank, a handsome face, hoop skills that rival the president’s and an upward trajectory in the U.S. Senate.
A couple of things:
1.) Have you seen any mention in any of those regarding Thune’s political philosophy?
2.) Any mention of his signature issues?
3.) His voting record?
I can’t be the only one to note that most of the articles about Thune read like the introductions to Penthouse Letters. After Rich Lowry’s starbursts and the tingling leg of Chris Matthews over Obama and the general sighs of longing over Commander Codpiece, is it possible that the only thing that can save this nation is a shot of ass for our political scribes? If Tiger Woods truly wants to repent, maybe he will pass on some phone numbers to our national press corps, although if the coverage of Thune is any indication, Tiger’s choice of partner might play for the wrong team for these guys.
Not that there is anything wrong with that.