[guest post by JVW]
Former Auburn Tigers head football coach Tommy Tuberville defeated former U.S. Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in tonight’s GOP primary runoff election in Alabama. Coach Tuberville now moves on to face Democrat incumbent Senator Doug Jones in this November’s match-up.
A few thoughts here: I kind of feel sorry for Jeff Sessions, and I kind of don’t. You may recall that he was the first U.S. Senator to endorse Donald Trump’s campaign four years ago, and for that loyalty he was rewarded with the attorney general job after having his reputation savaged by phonies such as Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren during the nomination process. He then earned the enmity of his boss when he recused himself from the Russia investigation and agreed to the appointment of Robert Mueller as independent counsel. After resigning in November of 2018, he has spent the past two years being reviled by Trumpworld, and he was subjected to the indignity of his former boss endorsing and campaigning for his opponent.
On the other hand, Mr. Sessions served for twenty years in the Senate and is 73 years old. These offices are not supposed to be lifetime sinecures for select politicians (looking at you Dianne Feinstein!) and it’s high time that there was some new blood in Washington.
UPDATE: Some wag has adjusted the 2004 Auburn Football Wikipedia page. Note the bottom entry in the season summary. Pretty clever.