Celebrity boxingI know it has made the rounds of the blogosphere by now, but I can't help but say that the "combative argument" between Van Hilleary and Bob Corker at the Shelby County Tennessee Republican Homecoming event is worth some serious consideration. What do you do when two men so obviously dislike each other, but cannot have a duel?
Now, I agree with Bryant and Hilleary both about how Corker is, at the very least, telling half-truths about his time in Chattanooga. I want to encourage Van and Corker to please continue these public spectacles, however. As Alex at Forward With Ford points out (in one of the few points where I agree with him) this does nothing but help Ed Bryant.
I have a great idea: We'll have celebrity boxing matches between Corker and Hilleary in the three major cities in each of the three Grand Divisions. We'll get Michael Buffer to be ring announcer.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, the undisputed Grand Old Party presents twelve rounds of boxing for your entertainment. From the Knoxville Civic Colisseum-LLLLLEEETS GET READY TO RRRRUMBLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!!"
"In the red corner, he was Sunquist's Director of Finance and Administration and the biggest tax hiker in the State-fighting out of Chattanooga-Bob 'Conservative Principles, Positive Results' Corker!"
"In the blue corner, he was a U.S. Congressman for the Fourth District and almost beat Phil Bredesen. Fighting out of Murphreesboro-Van 'Remember Me' Hilleary!"
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Ed Bryant for Senate campaign.
(Hat tip: Rob Huddleston.)