Well, to the surprise of almost nobody who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, Saxby Chambliss, the scumsucker who morphed Osama bin Laden into Incumbent Senator and Vietnam veteran Max Cleland’s face in 2002 while taking the seat for the first time, has prevailed about 60-40% in the runoff election today, according to CNN.
Chambliss (l.) and a stray Palin child, seemingly
No sleigh of course, but Caribou Barbie™ showed up to stump for the scummy Chambliss. And that’s almost as good as the REAL reindeer, to hear tell. CNN:
Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential nominee, teamed up with Chambliss at four campaign events across Georgia on Monday. [ Watch more on Palin’s return to the trail]
“You Georgians are going to have the opportunity to determine the direction this country is going to take,” Palin said during a campaign rally in Perry, in south Georgia.
“This election is that important, and I know come tomorrow night, Georgians are going to speak, and Georgia’s going to speak with a loud and clear voice. We want to make sure we have at least 41 Republicans in the United States Senate to make sure that we shape bad legislation, or kill bad legislation.”
Chambliss had urged Palin to come to Georgia and help him get out the conservative vote.
Sen. John McCain returned to the trail to campaign with Chambliss just nine days after losing the presidential election to Obama.
Other former presidential hopefuls — including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — also have hit the trail for Chambliss in the past month.
And, like a good Georgia politico, Senator Scumbag did his best Foghorn Leghorn impersonation, and bloviated:
Chambliss won a plurality on Election Day, but Georgia state law requires a majority — 50 percent plus one vote. Because of the inclusion of a third-party candidate, Chambliss fell just shy of that threshold, forcing a runoff election.
Chambliss promised to be a firewall against the Democrats in Washington
Crazy? Yes. But sanity from Georgia’s voters was not to be expected. As was Chambliss’ victory expected, as a sitting incumbent. Some hoped for a Democratic miracle, but I myself was pessimistic. Why?
Because, in Georgia GOP candidacies, there ain’t no sanity clause.
(pictured: Pappy Christmas)
You can see the official results at the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.
Bonus Marxist points if you knew it was from ‘A Night at the Opera’ (1935)