LeRoy Collins Commentary 263

Commentary #263
8 January 2009

An open spot

Jack, good to hear from you, and thanks for your interest in me as a potential re-candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

My wife, Jane, does not want to go through another political campaign, although she was a great trooper in 2006. I would consider it again, but only if someone would guarantee they could compile at least $5 million to assure we would have enough for a few TV ads (which we did NOT have in 2006). Besides, by the 2010 Primary I would be 76, and look what they did to John McCain at 72...and he already had 25 yrs experience in the U.S. Congress.

But we now know with the Obama victory that the majority of the electorate does not care about experience. It has become mostly SHOW BIZ; you know how fickle that is. It is a crazy time in our lives,...perhaps the most dangerous ever. We are seeing the "perfect storm of incompetence" unfolding before our eyes. Thanks for your encouragement, my friend.

/s/ Roy


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