Thursday, July 15, 2004

No Iron Mike in the Senate

Mike Ditka will not be the next senator from the state of Illinois.  Today, Iron Mike announced that he will not be the Republican candidate this November.  Ditka said that he just didn't think he had the temprament for it.  He surmised that he would end up getting in fights with the likes of Teddy Kennedy on the Senate floor.  He also said jokingly that wearing a suit every day was the final straw.  Ditka said that he is a proud Republican and staunchly conservative.  He also said that he would be happy to talk to anyone about those beliefs but that the Senate is just not for him.