Money and Mouth

So unless it’s just a publicity stunt (and his friends say otherwise), wingnut blogger and pundit Erick Erickson is mulling a primary challenge to Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who has a bullseye on his back for various flirtations with fiscal bipartisanship.

An Erickson run would be fitting, since his specialty has always been ideological enforcement. His bigger problem might be a crowded field of aspirants begging for the right to punish Chambliss and ensure Jim DeMint has two automatic votes in the Senate (or maybe three if you count Mike Lee). Two other national conservative icons–Karen “RTL Martyr” Handel and Paul “Evolution Is Lie From the Pit of Hell” Broun are also reported as being interested in the contest, along with Tom Price, who tied for the “most conservative House member” in the 2011 National Journal rankings.

But it’s good to see Erickson consider putting his and his friends’ money where his mouth is. And it would be pure fun to watch him and other heroes of the Far Right jockey for position and maybe ding each other in the name of the One True Faith.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.