In Birmingham, they love the Senator.

Politically speaking, I don’t have a dog in the hunt that is the Alabama Republican primary for the US Senate, which doesn’t mean I can’t take all kinds of pleasure from this exchange, coming after Jeff Sessions called for a series of debates with Tommy Tuberville:



Kudos to Sessions’ research staff, but, guys, you’ve just scratched the surface there.  How about a video series of interviews with folks at Ole Miss and the Texas Tech recruits Tubs blew off during lunch after he learned he got the Cinci job?  (“Alabama voters, if he’ll do it to them, he’ll do it to you, too!”)

And if y’all can’t find a way to mock Tuberville over this…


… you need to go back to snark school.  The man’s a walking advertisement for bullshit.

Get crackin’, fellas!  Time’s a wastin’.  Entertain us.



Filed under Alabama, Political Wankery, Tommy Tuberville - Mythical National Champ

20 responses to “In Birmingham, they love the Senator.

  1. Fear the thumb.

    Is there a political equivalent to a meteor game?

    That was a stupid question.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    “Alabama voters, if he’ll do it to them, he’ll do it to you, too!”

    Gallagher is famous for smashing produce, but my favorite riff of his is roughly:
    “Hey, there’s a politician, smiling with his wife and kids,
    Well, his dick works,
    Tired of doing it to her; wants to try you”.

    And of course, P.J. O’Rourke is spot on with: “Politics is the art of getting power without merit”.

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  3. SpellDawg

    The fix is obviously in; extremely little chance this debate happens, but if there was ever a senate primary debate I wanted to watch more than this one, I can’t recall it. Sessions needs to go 3rd party.

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    “In Birmingham, they love the Senator.”

    That’s a classic, Brother Bluto. Now every time I hear Sweet Home Alabama I’ll think of it and chuckle.


  5. josh hancher

    Onion Headline:

    “Alabama GOP operatives fly jet to gage Bobby Petrino’s interest in joining the Primary”

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    I don’t have a dog in the hunt that is the Alabama Republican primary for the US Senate,


  7. USC, James Madison and Valdosta State says “hold my beer”….


  8. chopdawg

    The Senate race in GA is almost as entertaining, with Loeffler linking Doug Collins with Nancy Pelosi.


  9. Normaltown Mike

    Ugh. Was on a bidness trip in Birmingham in early March and was oh so close to stealing some Tuberville yard signs to liven up the tailgate this fall. But it was raining and I didn’t want to get out of the car.

    So much regret. So much regret.

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  10. Walter Geiger

    outstanding headline. kudos!

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  11. Ben

    This whole race has been a joke, but when you look at the whole slate, the Alabama GOP didn’t have much to work with.

    I mean, leave it up to this state to screw up a primary so badly that a deep red state may just re-elect a Democrat to the senate.


  12. Doug

    Politicians are fake pretty much by definition, but Tommy Tuberville manages to raise (or lower?) the bar for fakeness. If he shook my hand I’d check to make sure there was still a watch on my wrist.

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  13. Cojones

    Then there was his beginning in the SEC when, before taking the Auburn job, he insisted that FSU be taken off the schedule and to our undying shame in the SEC, Auburn paid FSU $1M not to play an ACC team.

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  14. CB

    I feel like celebrating 13-0 isn’t anywhere near the top of the list for skewering Tuberville.

    That’s perhaps one of the only things I could ever rationalize sympathizing with him. Especially since Oklahoma got blown out in the National title game.