Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) email thingie has the hot goss:
RICK SCOTT’S ABORTED COUP — When we reported in February that Trump was trying to convince NRSC Chair RICK SCOTT (R-Fla.) to run against MITCH McCONNELL for minority leader, many longtime Senate watchers scoffed. After all, Trump may loom large as kingmaker for Republican primary voters, but in the more genteel realm of the Senate, McConnell runs the show. No one thought any would-be McConnell challenger would have a prayer of earning more than a handful of votes, at most.
Last night, POLITICO’s newest star hire Jonathan Martin uncoveredan eye-popping twist in the roller coaster of the Scott-McConnell feud: Scott, he scoops, was prepared to actually follow through on Trump’s suggestion — and even cut a video set to be released after the midterms in which he announced that he’d challenge McConnell for the top leadership spot.
And that takes some brass. As we all know with amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell, you have to get up pretty early to get his worm, and yes, I did just throw up a little in the back of my mouth.
The story also includes this knifer from longtime McConnell political adviser JOSH HOLMES: “If this is true, most of our voters will be very disappointed to learn that while they were focused on winning elections, their campaign chairman was plotting an ill-fated career advancement.” Ouch.
Don’t forget for a moment that Batboy is the Senator from Floriduh, and he just banked on Hair Füror who was essentially check-mated by Gov. DeSanctimonious who is the only Republican who won bigly.
So… Batboy lost McConnell, lost DeSanctimonious, lost the 2022 Pie Fights, and as a loser, lost Hair Füror. All in a day’s work.