Heath Shuler Still Getting Sacked

I’ve written before on the intersection of politics and sport, particularly the Redskins and politics. The current debate over the stimulus bill (read spending bill) has provided another little Redskins-politics tidbit.

For those of you who don’t know I write about the team Brian Griffiths loves to hate.

Looks like Heath Shuler has wrought more than just the wrath of Redskins fans. According to the AP Shuler, now a Democratic congressman from North Carolina, said that on pursuing bipartisanship, “House leadership and Senate leadership have really failed,”–A straight shot at Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

Shuler is a conservative “Blue Dog Democrat” so some conflict with the Democratic leadership is to be expected.

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Harry Reid’s PR man, the aptly named Jim Dexter Manley—ok I made up the middle name—responded:

“Let me get this straight – this is coming from a guy who threw more than twice as many interceptions than touchdowns?”

Ouch!

Still, I think Shuler will fare better against Reid and Pelosi, after all its not like they are Charles Haley and Leon Lett.



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