Because there just aren’t enough people named “Vandiver” in the U.S. Senate…

…the tipline brings news of a website to draft Jane Vandiver Kidd, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, to run in the upcoming U.S. Senate race against fellow liberal Johnny Isakson. You may now attribute any bandwidth problems on the internet this week to the tens of individuals who are flocking to that small, small corner of cyberspace to learn more about the woman who, the website tells us, “mobilized Democrats in every corner of the state with her 159-county strategy.” Yes, she really worked wonders with that. Bravo.


  1. macho says:

    She’s obviously a sacrificial lamb. Most of the Democrat insiders I’m friendly with feel she’s done an awful job as DPG Chairman. There were are lot of Republicans, in marginal districts, that got a free pass from Jane two years ago. With Obama on the top of the ballot, the conditions were very favorable to knock some Republicans off.

    Other than that, she was an uninspiring State Rep. from very liberal Athens. The weightiest part of her resume are family members who have served in other offices.

  2. Terran1212 says:

    “U.S. Senate race against fellow liberal Johnny Isakson”

    I’m curious — what actually makes a right winger for you guys? Do they have to be to the right of Tancredo to have bonafide credentials?

    • Henry Waxman says:

      Torquemada: do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada: do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada: do not ask him for mercy. Let’s face it, you can’t Torquemada anything!”

  3. Pine Knot says:

    Saxby and Johnny. Not liberal in my eyes, but definately not conservative. Farm bill anyone? Voting for the bailout? I wish more politicians were like Broun and the canidate he endorsed.

      • Bucky Plyler says:


        The only folks that don’t like Broun in our district are from Athens. The rest of us love him & are not embarrassed by him at all.

        I wish that every state had a Rep. like Paul Broun!

      • Icarus says:

        I think this one falls under “be careful what you wish for”.

        Didn’t Athens turn out and vote 90% for Broun in the primary thinking that they could either beat him in a general election or he would be so bad he could be taken out next time by a better candidate?

        Of course, if my Congressman couldn’t get sworn in, I might be a bit embarassed too.

  4. Howard Roark says:

    Jane’s family in Lavonia have been voting Republican for years. They were quite happy when Mike Beatty beat Eddie Madden and when Sonny kicked the KGB.

  5. drjay says:

    does she normally use the “vandiver” as part of her name–i have a vague awareness of her geneology but this is the 1st time i’ve seen her called jane vandiver kidd as opposed to just jane kidd…

  6. Jane says:

    If she is running as the insider for US Senate, does that mean the Dem’s could not recruit a Black Dem like Michael Thurmond for a statewide office? Does this mean some of the Dems now running for Gov or Lt. Gov may run for re-election to their current seats? Or is she just a place holder until a Dem candidates who actually has a base decided to run statewide?

    • Henry Waxman says:

      Yeah, it’s too bad that Vick signed with the Eagles or he would have been a great candidate for the Dems. Even Icky might support him since he wasn’t charged with killing any imaginary dogs.

  7. Technocrat says:

    I’m amazed that people discriminate against minor felons [those that spend less than 5 and haven’t murdered someone].
    Think what you could learn from Bernie Madoff and others of a lesser stature.
    I know a few businesses that hire ex felons [ mostly drugs and stock market fraudsters] almost exclusively and these people turn out fine much better than the typical young ignorant HS grad.

    Who better to watch the crooks than a reformed ex crook!

    • benevolus says:

      Are you saying Mike Vick is a minor felon?
      He ran a criminal enterprise for SIX YEARS. He violated bail (illegal drug use!). He didn’t cooperate with the feds as per plea agreement. He failed a lie detector test. His bankruptcy filing was a blatant attempt to keep from paying his creditors by making all his friends and family rich instead.

      Dude is no minor felon. He’s a mess.

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