That’s Right Nate

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Kirk Leads GOP Charge for Senate

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There’s a Republican tidal wave growing to take back the Senate and this wave is going nationwide.  Nowhere is this seen as clearly as in a seat that the Democrats never thought they’d lose.   Former Notre Dame quarterback and astronaut Mark Kirk is poised to win President Obama’s former Senate seat in Illinois .

At a news conference today, Kirk who first gained prominence writing a series of hit songs for the band Jefferson Starship in the 1980s including We Built This City and Sarah, looked every bit the front runner.  “I have made mistakes concerning certain aspects of my accomplishments and experiences, and I apologize for those mistakes and I pledge to correct those errors,” Kirk said. “I am not perfect and was careless. I will do better and I will make sure this never happens again.”

Kirk, who designed the 46 defense for the 1986 Super Bowl Champion Bears, was unjustly attacked by the media after several claims he made about his background in the military and in education were shown to be false.   Kirk apologized with all the grace and aplomb that one would expect from the former Cousin Oliver on the Brady Bunch and while he could not guarantee that he would not do it again, the former Starlight Express cast member did promise to apologize the next time it happens.


Written by thatsrightnate

June 29, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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  1. Did you know that he also posed nude for Cosmo in the 1990s, this was before he won People’s Sexiest Man Alive Contest.


    June 30, 2010 at 8:33 am

  2. As a swiftboat captain in Vietnam, he won three purple hearts.


    June 30, 2010 at 8:34 am

  3. God told him that if 3 million people don’t vote for him, Mark Kirk will be called Home.


    June 30, 2010 at 8:36 am

  4. I am most impressed by his modesty. Frank and Joe Hardy were not an easy pair to work with even at the best of times – and don’t even get me started on Aunt Gertrude. The account of the Case of the Secret of Pirates’ Hill was published in 1957 and these were not newspapers but books so you have to anticipate a lead time of a year or two – the events must have taken place in 1955 or 1956. Mark Kirk must have been quite young at the time, very likely one of his earliest cases, so it must have been quite the challenge to get and hold the attention of these self absorbed teenage detectives.

    To some extent I can understand his desire to emphasize his successes as a nursery school teacher – it must have a great bearing on his rapport with the Republican base. But in the end I cannot get over his modesty in so understating his successes as a nursery school student.


    July 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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