July 24, 2003


POLITICAL WRESTLING: The same week The Ultimate Warrior gives a right-wing political address on C-SPAN (swear to God), Hugh Hewitt had this to say about the California recall effort, in the Weekly Standard:

The looming vote on whether or not to recall Gray Davis is the political equivalent of professional wrestling's "King of the Ring" event: Everyone gets inside the ropes and starts swinging.

The "King of the Ring," actually, is an annual tournament that's a series of one-on-one matches- primaries, if you will- more akin to regular politics. I think Hugh meant to compare it to the annual Royal Rumble, where 30 guys all fight it out in one ring.
Still though, it can't be a coincidence that the favorite to unseat Gray Davis is Arnold Schwarzeneggar, a lifelong friend of wrestler/governor Jesse Ventura.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 24, 2003 08:08 AM
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