Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ron Sparks endorses Alabama's own Big Dick, Republican Richard Shelby – pictured at right with former buddy Saddam Hussein. Per Tommy Stevenson in the Tuscaloosa News:
“I don’t want Richard Shelby getting beat,” he said. “I want Richard Shelby helping me to save the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. I want Richard Shelby to help me when we start looking at military closures in Alabama because they are extremely important. Can you imagine the economic impact of the military leaving Alabama?”
Sparks said, “It is time to roll up our sleeves, take those ‘Rs’ and ‘Ds’ off our shoulder and work together in Alabama.”
WTF is Ron doing? Pandering to “Shelby Republicans,” maybe? Sparks panders because he thinks pandering works with Alabama voters — it certainly worked for him in the primary. I'm waiting for my Democratic friends to express their righteous outrage over Sparks' endorsement of a Republican Senator who opposed the entire Obama agenda and held up 70 Obama appointees, and hoping my wait will not be in vain.