Monday, September 21, 2009
Bearing Drift-Gate: Day 2
Dawn is breaking over Virginia. There is a palpable tension in the air. It has only been a few hours since it was revealed that a Terrible, Potentially Campaign-Ending Secret™ hangs over the campaign of Bob McDonnell.
According to the conservative blog Bearing Drift, there is a secret about Bob McDonnell that is so shocking, so damaging, that its revelation could signal the end times for McDonnell's electoral prospects.
Why the tension? Why because even as you read this, Virginia's political reporters are sobering up and getting ready to meet with their story editors this morning.
The story editors will ask: "Whaddya got for me?"
The political reporters will rub their temples--regretting those last three or four dirty vodka martinis from the night before, will swill a mouthful of that terrible break room coffee, and will answer: "I dunno, I heard something about a Terrible, Potentially Campaign-Ending Secret™ that hangs over the campaign of Bob McDonnell. I might check that out."
And that is how it will begin, the slow drumbeat towards campaign disaster.
But remember, you didn't hear it here first: you heard it at the conservative blog Bearing Drift.