You gotta laugh! I don’t know what is going on in Pennsylvania with Republicans finding someone to take on Senator Casey, but things must not be looking too good. I can only assume the Republican establishment is doing what the Republican establishment always does!
From Politics PA:
PoliticsPA has just learned that party officials and National Republican Senatorial Committee representatives have successfully recruited a Montgomery County rhododendron to challenge first-term Senator Bob Casey.
“This plant has deep roots in Pennsylvania,” said NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). “After five years of Senator Casey’s no-growth agenda, Pennsylvania is ready to turn over a new leaf.”Given the short bench of GOP candidates to challenge Casey, the entry of a potted plant to the race drastically improves Republican chances to take the seat.
PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason praised the plant, saying it represents the core values of the Republican party.
“This plant knows what it takes to grow in a tough economy, without government subsidies or bale-outs.”
“With the help of Senator Casey, President Obama has done everything he can to grow this country into a nursery state,” Gleason added. “It’s time for Casey to reap what he’s sown.”
The plant, an American Rhododendron of species Rhododendron maximum in the Ericaceae family, is well known as a striking and aesthetically pleasing feature of mesic southern Appalachian forests. This species affords protection to steep watersheds and shelter for wildlife. The wood is very hard and is occasionally used for specialty wood products.
There is more, but you get the drift.
A commenter to the article tells us the potted plant is Jim Matthews.
I wonder which potted plant the Maryland GOP has in mind to face far Left Maryland Senator Ben Cardin?