This is too damned funny. Apparently Mickey Kaus was denied a speaking role at a convention for the California Democratic Party and was denied due to the fact that he is not a viable candidate. This angered him, so he fired off another letter asking how that was determined, and received this response:
Thank you for your note. All four statewide officers agreed on the question of your campaign’s viability – based in part on statements that you had made to the press on that very topic – and forwarded their recommendations to the Chairman. One of the quotes was from an article you sent to us as part of your endorsement request on March 23rd.
* “I do not expect to win, and that is the difference between Franken and me. ” (New York Times Magazine, March 14, 2010)
* “‘I’m not going to win, don’t worry about it,’ he told one guest, who was reluctant to sign. Others were assured that they could still vote for Boxer in the fall.” (LA Weekly, March 11, 2010)
The general session is already overscheduled, and the statewide officers’ decision stands. We’re sorry but we just cant accommodate your request to speak during general session. We will return your check to you via mail tomorrow.
Shorter California Democratic Party- “We don’t have time for this Mickey Mouse bullshit, and your check is in the mail.” You’d think with the Instapundit endorsement in his pocket, a brother could get some respect.
I read about that this morning. Too funny.
Of course, the existence of a check which is being mailed back to Kaus implies that he’s managed to raise a non-zero amount of money, which boggles the mind. Could be self-funding, I suppose.
So – only serious candidates need apply?
I never did get around to sending in my application with the check. Maybe I won’t be sending it off now. :-)
What are the criteria? That you are serious about your candidacy or that you seriously have at least an outside chance of winning?
That’s weird. Who knew there was someone out there who still gave a damn about anything Mickey Kaus wrote?
I don’t know whether to think Kaus is an idiot for admitting he got a letter like that, or to respect him for actually publishing it.
Ah, wait. Kaus is using this letter as a “proof” that Boxer is afraid to run against him.
I guess that resolves the dilemma in favor of “idiot”.
more bad news for California’s struggling overly-ripe tomato merchants
Does this mean Boxer’s not going to agree to debate him?
This is a total positive for Kaus. Now he has more money in his pocket for recreational goat fucking.
I thought he blew goats.
” . . . . recreational goat fucking.”
Is there any other kind? Are there professional goat fuckers? If so, do the professionals get paid well? Do you have to be a serious candidate for the job?
…thought he did it professionally?
It you want the job, act like you want the job.
What a sucker.
I liked the end of your post, whether you meant to be funny or not: Mickey Kaus? No, Mickey Mouse. Maybe we should spilt the difference and call him Mickey Kouse.
would have been funnier if part of their response was:
“Mickey, go blow a goat.”
but I still LOL’d
The Silence of the Right.
Nothing from the Corner, or Stalkin’ Malkin, or Bob, or Erick, or Instaboy, or Riehl, or Hoft, or … ?
the guy has no self-knowledge. He’s a republican, I don’t care if he wrote for “the liberal” New Republic.
How dare those mean California Democrats quote Mickey’s own words back at him like that? It’s almost like they took what he says more seriously than he does.
Good for the California Democratic Party. I’m all for giving the underdogs, even the extreme ones, a little promotion, but not when they are doing this for vanity after spending years trashing their party. Fuck Mickey Kaus.
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At least Dennis Kucinich always pretended he was a viable candidate. Kaus is too cynical and postmodern to even do that.
The Grand Panjandrum
Shorter Kaus: Not only do I play a goat-blowing dumbfuck on my blog, but I am one too!
Is he really considered a liberal?
Only in the “Even the liberal Mickey Kaus…” sense. His big issues are the fact there are people speaking Spanish in LOS ANGELAS CALIFORNIA and that unions dare try and get decent wages for the undeserving people.
Hell, has anyone noticed Kaus is running apart from Slate and here? He’s not even a tenth of a Nader.