Senator Don Nickles (R – OK) is apparently headed off to retirement, which is a shame because he’s one of the best we’ve got. Nickles was passed over by the White House for Senate Leader, a move that would’ve given the Party someone strong in the Leader’s spot. The White House instead strong-armed Senators to elevate the weenie Bill Frist to that spot.
This gives the Republican Party a very interesting opportunity, to have the ONLY TWO black Senators in the country be a part of the GOP. And better yet, they’d both be conservatives. Herman Cain, CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is running in the crowded Republican Primary in Georgia to replace Zel Miller. And with Nickles stepping down, there will surely be at least 100 calls to JC Watts trying to convince the former Congressman to return to Washington.