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Nebraskan Who Said Funny Thing About Rick Santorum Will Run For Senate

Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has changed his mind and will run for Ben Nelson’s Senate seat! He, like Nelson, is an annoying centrist deficit whiner, but (a) at least he’s not horrible old Ben Nelson and (b) he is capable of winning the seat. Oh and (c), he once said this about then-newbie Senator Rick Santorum: “Santorum, that’s Latin for asshole.”

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82 comments

      1. LionHeartSoyDog

        If Cherny's above reference was to peeing on Santorum's head,
        Never too Soon, Forever!

        (Yeah i know Kerrey dances funny).

  1. bureaucrap

    Perhaps during his time as president/chancellor/provost/dean/whatever of the New School, some Greenwich Village New York Jewish knee-jerk bleeding-heart liberalism rubbed off on him. We can only hope.

  2. johnnyzhivago

    Didn't he run for president and lose? Something about swiftboating or something? Or is he the one who is married to the catchup fortune??? Or Ariannah Huffington???

        1. Chichikovovich

          Huhuh Beavis, you don't know what bisexual means? It means you've got two schlongs!

          – Butthead

  3. Serolf_Divad

    Yay, a new douchebag "centrist" Democratic senator to replace the out outgoing douchebag "centrist" Democratic senator.

    Cue Chevy Chase from the end of "Fletch": Thank God, the… police.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I guess I need to spend more time at the People Magazine website, then I'd be up on all this shit.

        Nah, fuck that.

        1. Mumbletypeg

          I spent way too many hours of my childhood doing the crosswords in TV Guide & inadvertently memorizing cast credits of teevee shows/ viewing gossip mags like ET, and still confuse the same two politician-lovin' wimmenz you just cited.

  4. BaldarTFlagass

    "changed his mind and will run"

    Great, another flip-flop by another Kerrey. The Repubs will be short-stroking this all over the fucking place.

    1. chicken_thief

      Ya, but he's running against a guy who compared welfare recipients to scavaging racoons, so who knows, maybe Kerrey will have a shot.

  5. slowhansolo

    On the one hand, it's dismaying that no one but former incumbents ever jump into the ring. On the other hand, at least he'll spare us the tragedy of a would-be citizen legislator's inevitable decline into corruption.

  6. weej_bain

    And since Kerrey is a Medal of Honor winner and former Navy SEAL, his patriotism is suspect. It's like that Kerry fellah from Massachusetts and Max Cleland from Georgia with their Silver Stars were short on their commitment to 'Murica, also, too.

      1. FROTHY

        That still makes me fucking furious. And that fatuous PRICK Saxby Chambliss managed to convince the fucking idioterati of Georgia to put him BACK in that seat, may all their gonads rot with the jungle rot.

  7. chicken_thief

    I just checked to see who he is running against – Jon Bruning, state AG who compared welfare recipients to scavaging racoons.

    A moderate won't stand a chance in NE against that kind of crazy.

  8. chascates

    He certainly pissed off everyone at the New School while 'leading' that august organization. Why doesn't retired Gen. Wesley Clark run for something?

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