Jim Bunning is the only Baseball Hall of Famer currently serving in the US Senate.Â For now.
The Republican is having a tough time raising money for aÂ second re-election campaign, and he’s not doing himself any favors by speaking his mind about his colleagues.
On Arlen Specter:Â “Good riddance, I hope he loses. He was never a Republican to start with.”Â
Also:Â “Do you know Arlen Specter will be 80, has had four bouts with cancer and he still wants to run for the U.S. Senate? And I’m being criticized at 77 and healthy for wanting to run for the U.S. Senate by certain leadership people in my party. Give me a break.” (specter has had cancer twice, not four times)
On Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, his fellow Kentuckian: “Do you realize that under our dynamic leadership of our leader, we’ve gone from 55 (seats) to probably 40 (seats) in two election cycles? And if the tea leaves that I read are correct, we will wind up with about 36 after this election cycle. And so if leadership means anything, it means that you don’t lose 19 seats, or approximately 19 seats, in three election cycles with good leadership.”
This comes on the tail of Bunning’s comments about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who he said was going to die soon. She has cancer.
Keep this in mind when you say Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa don’t belong in the Hall, because they shamed the game.