Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski is running for re-election this year. She will turn 74 in July and because she has atrial fibrillation I think she also has obstructive sleep apnea — but whatever, she has had a long career of public service, and since there’s a possibility she may have begun to consider a graceful retirement today, I covet her seat in the Senate for a fiscally conservative Republican who wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Well, I can dream, can’t I?
Sen. Mikulski would still have noble work to do in retirement if she came out of the closet as a lesbian and then applied her charm, determination and lifetime of political skills to campaigning for legal equality for lesbians and gays. So it would be a win-win, really.
I think of these things because I am a giver.
So, Moe, what say we get cracking on a Maryland miracle? It’s not like Obama to stop self-destructing and taking everyone he can with him. The more he is frustrated, humiliated and shamed — and Brown’s victory is an epic public pantsing — the more he reveals the real, ruthless Obama who must have what he wants regardless of how he gets it. I have a feeling this is starting to put some people off. You know, the ones who aren’t already under the bus.