To the equal amount that I have been a Packer fan since the 1950's, I have also been a Bear despiser. However, I must confess there have been Bear players through this time that I really liked. For example, I have always liked and appreciated Walter Payton; his class and skill. Then, there's... there's... uhhh... Well, I can't think of their names right now, but I'm certain that there are a lot of them.
I always did enjoy Saturday Night Live's skits from Swerski's Tavern and Lard Factory. Dih-kah! I instinctively knew that there was something about Dih-kah that I liked, but had a hard time putting my finger on it. Oh, yeah, I think it goes something like this:
“I’m a staunch conservative,” he said. “You can’t fool me about socialism and the welfare state. I’m solid for McCain and Palin.”CNN Political Ticker has posted an article titled Could Mike Ditka have altered U.S. history?
The article reminds us that in 2004 many were calling for Dih-kah to run for U.S. Senate against Barack Obama. He declined. The speculation is that Dih-kah would have won and changed the face of American politics forever.
My first thought was, "Yeah, Dih-kah, like the Bears (or Cubs) you screwed this one up for all of us." After a short bit of musing I decided differently. If Dih-kah would have nipped Obama's rise in the bud, McCain would be running against Hillary right now. McCain probably would have chosen Joe Lieberman as his running mate, lost all Conservative support, and be running 25 points down on legitimate polling at the present point. Since Dih-kah declined to run, Obama rose to his present position, McCain picked Palin, rallied the Conservative base, found Joe the plumber to explain socialism to the MSM, and has a legitimate shot to win the White House.
Nice play call, Dih-kah!
(H.T. Lucianne.com News Forum.)