Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Republicans' Worst Nightmare

Tucked into a Sports Illustrated article most notable for the revelation that Mike Tyson wants to fight women on an upcoming "world tour" (haven't we been down that road before, Mike?) is a little nugget that can't make the GOP very happy:
At the press conference, Tyson posed for photos with fans, signed autographs and campaigned for Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele.
Yes, Mike Tyson—rapist, felon, colossal embarrassment—is lending his support to the Republican Senate candidate in Maryland. In May, conservative columnist Robert Novak wrote an article that cast Steele—who is black—as the "Democrats' worst nightmare". His Democratic challenger, Ben Cardin, holds a comfortable 9-point lead in the polls.

But Tyson might change all that. Apparently he really, really likes stumping for Steele, who he considers not to be a "sellout". Give him half a chance and he'll talk you ear off.
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