U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin is enjoying the spectacle
Andy Martin calls Kirk/McKenna comedy an "Alphonse & Gaston" routine; or is it Abbott and Costello?
ANDY MARTIN /2010
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ANDY MARTIN SAYS THE MARK KIRK/ANDY MCKENNA "LOVERS QUARREL" IS MAKING A JOKE OUT OF THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
MARTIN SAYS HE LOOKS LIKE AN OASIS OF STABILITY COMPARED TO KIRK AND MCKENNA
(CHICAGO)(July 11, 2009) Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin announced late Friday that he was as amazed as anyone by the "Alphonse and Gaston" routine of Congressman Mark Kirk and Andy McKenna,
"Early Friday, Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza published a report saying that Kirk was not going to run for U. S. Senator," Martin said.
"We issued a statement in response to the Post story, saying that with Kirk ouT I was the presumptive frontrunner. No sooner had the Post reported Kirk was out, Kirk popped up and said he was still in.
"McKenna, who is not yet in, apparently won’t get out. Who's on first? Kirk and McKenna are dong a classic Abbott and Costello reprise.
"This is entertaining. Two drama queens doing a dance of the seven candidacies, an 'in-out' soap opera that leaves everyone wondering what comes next.
"My campaign looks like an oasis of sobriety and stability by comparison with Kirk/McKenna's Alphonse and Gaston routine, 'You first, no you first,' about which one of them gets to run for the Senate," Martin said. "I am a candidate unconditionally. Unlike Congressman Kirk I was not waiting for Lisa Madigan to make up her mind, or Kirk or McKenna to make up theirs. I'm in.
"I have a printer who is preparing petitions. We hit the streets with nominating petitions on August 4th.
"Nevertheless, it is hard not to conclude that the comedy riff of Kirk and McKenna [or is it "McKenna & Kirk?"] is damaging the Republican brand in Illinois. How can Republicans criticize 'Senator' Al Franken when we have Kirk & McKenna?
"I don’t know what Mark Kirk's problem is, except that he is obviously nonplussed by the deliberate way we are investigating the rumors about his personal life. Maybe Kirk is struggling with just how to deal with the devastating rumors, rumors that could explode in the middle of the primary election campaign and do a 'Jack Ryan' on Illinois Republicans.
"Amazingly, Kirk & McKenna have a longstanding relationship. Now they are 'fighting?' Is this real? Or is it World Wrestling Federation?
"I'm wrestling with this comedy," Martin said. "If anyone has the answer or explanation, please let me know. Meantime, my campaign is rolling on."
Martin already has an anti-Kirk web site, www.MarkKirk.us.
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