WWE exec to run for U.S. Senate

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Linda McMahon, the chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment has stepped down to run for the U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut, the WWE has just announced.

Mrs. McMahon, a Republican, has announced her candidacy, and her husband, Vince McMahon, will perform her CEO duties in addition to his duties as chairman of WWE.

A wrestling executive as a U.S. senator? Well, if Jesse “The Body” Ventura can be governor of Minnesota …

I just hope that Mrs. McMahon doesn’t run for office with The Undertaker. It wouldn’t help the health care debate.

Maybe the incumbent — Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd — will get some help from Triple H or the Edge. Or maybe even Countrywide.

Having a wrestling executive in the Senate could make things in both areas more lively. The “body slam” could be renamed “the filibuster,” and a cloture vote could be held in a steel cage match. Sweet!


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Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — ...

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