Angus King gets a warm front-page DC tonguebath in today’s Post:
PORTLAND, Maine — Angus King, a popular former Maine governor and the favorite to become the state’s next U.S. senator, thinks the way to win an election in 2012 is to stake out the middle ground, crusade against partisanship and present himself as a devout independent.
It is a bold strategy in this hyperpartisan age, and the depths of his moderation are captured by two photographs positioned side by side at his campaign headquarters: one of Ronald Reagan, the other of Robert F. Kennedy.
King’s moderation is so “deep” that he has a dog and a cat, he’s a fan of the Red Sox and the Yankees, and he’ll be changing his name to “August Mid-Level-Manager” once the election is over. He will truly be every man and woman after his post-election vaginaplasty makes him our first hermaphrodite Senator. Just don’t ask this motherfucker how he’s going to vote:
With the balance of power in the Senate decided by a close margin, King’s unwillingness to commit to one side or the other has scrambled the calculus in Washington and brought him a lot of attention.