Perdue for VP?

According to the Washington Post via the Political Insider, Governor Perdue should be considered for the VP slot:

For the first time we can count, Gov. Sonny Perdue has made a major list of mentionables in the underground Republican contest for vice president.

Though not officially ranked in order, Perdue was in the No. 2 spot, behind Mike Huckabee, in the Washington Post review on Sunday.

“While the rest of the country was going south for Republicans in 2006, Perdue was cruising to a second term as governor of Georgia,” read the caption.

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  1. cheapseats says:

    isn’t “doing absolutely nothing of value” part of the job description of the VPotUS?

    If so, nobody is better qualified than Sonny!

    Of course, we’ll need to revive the old Secret Service orders made famous during the Dan Quayle years…if anything happens to the President, your first duty is to shoot the VP!

  2. IndyInjun says:

    Since Sonny is so fond of fishing, at least his lawyers would be spared a load of birdshot at 10 yards.

    If he is to be VPOTUS anytime soon, he is in the wrong party.

  3. Dave says:

    God, this topic gets raised every three or four months. Perdue is a clod and has about as much of a national presence as Junior Samples. Georgia will go for the Republican any-damn-way, so this Mr. Green Jeans isn’t needed for balance. Georgia already has enough to be embarrassed about with our stellar record of academic achievement with our mouth-breathing, inbred kids. Don’t put one of them on the ticket!

  4. Ms_midtown says:

    Dave is correct. People outside of Georgia never heard of Sonny till the drought made national news. Not a good introduction to America.

  5. stephaniemills21 says:

    Ms Midtown,

    Don’t forget about him making national headlines when he canceled school because of the gas “shortage.”

    both were great introductions into the national scene.

  6. DoubleDawg3 says:

    Sonny for VP…hahahahahahaha. I’ll be voting for President Obama or President Clinton, if Sonny Perdue is on ANY Republican ticket (especially one with John McCain, b/c there is a darn real chance that the VP might actually mean something given the Senator’s age).

  7. StevePerkins says:

    It’s a shame that Sorrell Booke (who played “Boss Hogg” on “The Dukes of Hazzard”) died several years ago… since Peach Punditers love fantasizing about actors with no shot at winning. Still, if we can’t have the real Boss Hogg, I suppose Sonny is a good enough stand-in.

  8. John Konop says:

    I would not be surprised if Romney or McCain picked Sonny. He would help both of them in the south and he is not part of the failed GOP lawmakers that ran up a 9 trillion dollar debt.

    Sonny also passed tough laws on immigration via Chip Rogers and balanced a budget. He is also supported strongly by social conservatives.

  9. Redcatcher says:

    I predicted this might happen a year ago. I really believe Sonny has been getting ready for this for over a year. Don’t be surprised if this happens.

  10. Dave says:

    Ain’t gonna happen, John. If they need a southerner on the ticket, Crist in Florida (from a southern state that is actually important election-wise) will come in miles before Sonny. Maybe Sonny could pray for an election night victory? What a state embarrassment.

  11. drjay says:

    crist has way to much “baggage” to be seriously considered–jeb would actually be an ideal vp if he were someone else’s brother…

  12. StevePerkins says:

    You are right but all voters will hear is Sonny balanced a budget.

    All voters will hear is that the man’s name is “SONNY”. The Boss Hogg persona does not play outside the South… and if the GOP nominee “needs help carrying the South” as some of you suggest, then the nominee is toast no matter what.

  13. StevePerkins says:

    I hate to rapid fire post, GOPeach-style, but I’m still doing a double-take over this “help in the South” talk. The GOP nominee needing help in the South would be like the Democratic nominee running with Nancy Pelosi… to “ensure that they carry San Francisco”. If the situation is that dire, then the GOP’s best bet would be sitting this one out and saving up their money for 2012.

  14. DoubleDawg3 says:

    I’ll agree with Steve on that one…if anyone needs Sonny Perdue on their ticket so that they can carry the south over Hillary or Obama – they’re NOT going to win.

    As for Sonny – I’m as Republican as I gets, I’ve volunteered for campaigns of Georgia State Senators, State Reps, Congressman and yes, even Sonny Perdue in 2002, but had there been ANY legitimate contender to him in the GOP Primary or General, I would have voted for that candidate in a heartbeat (stupid Dems screwed it up by picking Big Boy over Cathy Cox).

    I mean, the Dem’s picked an ideal candidate to campaign against a rich, ethically challenged white man from South Georgia, YET ANOTHER rich, ethically challenged white man from South Georgia (who didn’t even make his own fortune but got it from Daddy) — seriously?

    That’s the only reason we’re suffering through 4 more years…even his name should have been an omen to us – all his talk about “Sonny” days, when the thing we really need is cloudy, rainy days for our drought.

  15. Holly says:

    Why do Dems do this to themselves? I guess Repubs do it, too, but not on as noticeable of a scale in the past ten years. The Dems seem to have two candidates (or more) in the primary – one who cannot appeal to the independents and moderates and one who does. Why do they keep nominating the ones that cannot play in the general? It’s like they want to fail at times. . . but that doesn’t make any sense. Do they just not see the appeal before it’s too late or is it something else?

  16. StevePerkins says:

    Aww Holly, it’s the same story on both sides. Party loyalists have to spend a LONG time out in the cold before they swallow their pride and go with the electable pick rather than the one most exciting to the hardcore base. It took four years of Bush-hatred for the Dems to take Kerry over Dean at the last second.

    The GOP has only been out of Congressional power for two years, and still has the White House. Ergo, candidates who could appeal to independents (i.e. McCain, and to a lesser extent Romney or Guiliani) can’t grab traction… and a candidate like Paul who’s really out of step with where the base has headed lately are demonized. It will take 4 to 8 years of Obama or Hillary before the GOP grassroots stops babbling about gays and abortion non-stop, and just nominates a meat-n-potatoes Reagan type that doesn’t turn middle America off.

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