Waving The Bloody Sock
Add another name to the growing list of pols and would-be pols eyeing a run for Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate seat: former Red Sox ace Curt Schilling. That’s right, Mr. Bloody Sock himself [said] that he has been “contacted” about a possible Senate run and has not ruled it out.
“I’m not going to divulge the discussions, but I’ve been contacted by people whose opinion I give credence to and listen to, and I listened,” Schilling said. Asked whether he would run, Schilling said, “As of today, probably not. […] That’s a pretty big deal, from a commitment standpoint, not just for me but for my family.”
…Schilling added to his comments with a statement he posted on his blog. “I do have some interest in the possibility… That being said to get to there, from where I am today, many many things would have to align themselves for that to truly happen. I am not going to comment further on the matter since at this point it would be speculation on top of speculation….
“I don’t have a really good filter…. Actually my first press conference could probably be my last as someone on the political scene, which probably wouldn’t be a bad thing.”
Immunizing himself from a public image meltdown, a la Sarah Plain and Dumb, or (it must be said) Caroline Kennedy. I see what he did there.