Madam Hogg Relieved

Boss Hogg says that he is not running for preznint in 2012:

“I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided.

“Hundreds of people have encouraged me to run and offered both to give and raise money for a presidential campaign. Many volunteers have organized events in support of my pursuing the race. Some have dedicated virtually full time to setting up preliminary organizations in critical, early states and to helping plan what has been several months of intensive activity.

“I greatly appreciate each and every one of them and all their outstanding efforts. If I have disappointed any of them in this decision, I sincerely regret it.

“A candidate for president today is embracing a ten-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else. His (or her) supporters expect and deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their candidate. I cannot offer that with certainty, and total certainty is required.

“This decision means I will continue my job as Governor of Mississippi, my role in the Republican Governors Association and my efforts to elect a new Republican president in 2012, as the stakes for the nation require that effort to be successful.”

Translation: “The FEC would be on my finances like a duck on a June Bug.”

Well, the comic value of the 2012 Goat Rodeo just dimmed a little bit, but I suspect that Boss Hogg still has a role to play, if nothing else than with getting Gomer elected.


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0 Responses to Madam Hogg Relieved

  1. moeman says:

    Pity Mississippi.


  2. Bruce388 says:

    Or: The FEC would be on me like John Ensign on an employee’s wife.

    Or: The FEC would be on me like Mark Sanford on the Appalachian Trail.

    Or: The FEC would be on me like Newt Gingrich hitting fresh meat at a singles bar.

    Or: The FEC would be on me like Rush Limbaugh on a young Dominican boy.


  3. Dimitrios says:

    I’m surprised that only hundreds of people urged Governor Barbour to run. I’d like to see him run — not campaign in any election — I’d just like to see him run.

    For those of us who are easily amused, I bet watching Boss Hogg run could become more popular than cow tipping.


  4. tina says:


    You could start a movement – “Run Boss Run!”

    It’s sad that he will probably regret this hard, difficult, personal decision. I know that I do.

    Was it too much gravitas that it would have made the election unbalanced?


  5. Reamus says:

    I sure will miss the accent on the other white meat…seems a shame to lose all those fine floery phrases…jackass.


  6. there isnt room for Haley Barbour and Chris Christie in the race. Literally