When Mike Rogers decided to go play conservative satellite radio host instead of running for reelection in Michigan’s 8th Congressional district, there was a flurry of activity by Republicans to throw their hats into the ring. Most of them pulled their hats back out again just as quickly. All except former Republican Senate Leader Mike Bishop. Mike Bishop has been anointed by Rogers to be his predecessor. His reason for doing so marks a new low for earning a sitting Congressman’s endorsement. Rogers is supporting Bishop because “he will not embarrass [the] district”.
Stop laughing. I’m serious.
“I am honored by his endorsement, it has given me such a huge boost since we started this campaign, said Bishop, who kicked off the campaign on Sunday at Yates Cider Mill in Rochester Hills.
Rogers joined Bishop during the media event at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m here supporting Mike Bishop because I think he will not embarrass this district,” Rogers said in a thinly veiled shot at GOP primary opponent Tom McMillin.
It doesn’t take much to get Rogers’ endorsement. Just don’t be a clown.
Actually, given Bishop’s history, I’m not entirely sure that Rogers knows what the hell he’s talking about. So there’s that.
But, seriously, “damning with faint praise” doesn’t even begin to describe that “endorsement”.