Linda McMahon has resigned from World Wrestling Entertainment to run for a senate seat against Christopher Dodd in the 2010 election. Wow.
Linda, who is married to the owner of the WWE, Vince McMahon made the announcement this morning. Linda will be running as a republican. People are describing as someone with deep pockets who can challenge Dodd in the election. A former Connecticut governor and senator Lowell Weicker is on the WWE's board of directors.
So will we see Linda putting a headlock on Christopher Dodd and that big hair of his? Will she put the STFU on him? Only time will tell, but if it ended up in the ring, we would pick Linda because Vince would get involved and for a man in his 60's, he still pretty ripped. We can only wonder how far Linda's political asperations will reach.-Dr.FB
In a move that stunned fellow Republicans, US Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that he is switching to the Democratic Party, bringing the Senate majority Democrats one vote shy of the filibuster-proof number of 60 seats. If Al Franken of Minnesota indeed comes out the winner in that seat's election (the recount is on-going, with Franken leading), then the Democrats will hit that magic number of 60.
Specter says the move reflects his philosophical alignment with the Democrats, saying he found himself increasingly "at odds" with the Republican Party. He denies accusations from fellow Republicans that the move was politically motivated to increase his chances for re-election in a state that is tilting away from conservatives. Specter is up for re-election in 2010 for what could be his sixth term.