Whoopee! Bob Corker has gotten a whiff of the wind and decided it didn’t look good for his reelection.
Soon we won’t have to listen to his whiny little voice anymore. The Tennessean reports that Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year.
“After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018,” the Chattanooga Republican said in a statement.
“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me.”
And the rest of us, Bob.
“Serving the people of Tennessee in this capacity has been the greatest privilege of my life. And as I spent the month of August traveling across our great state, I was reminded that we live in a unique place full of people who care deeply about the direction of our country.”
Allow me to translate. “When I toured our state, people expressed displeasure with my arrogant, Trump bashing ways. The yawhews and hillbillies who live here can’t appreciate my need to get along with lobbyists and liberals who understand as I do, the needs of the elite.
“I can probably find a cushy job that drops dollars down on me without having to shake the hands of laborers and knuckle dragging conservatives.
“I care deeply about the direction of my career, so this will boost it immensely and I’ll get nothing but praise for my years in the Senate.”
Seriously, can you think of anything he’s done to better the lives of Tennesseans? I can’t. He’s been an impediment more than a help.
And while you’re going out the door, Bob, thanks for the lousy Iran deal. When any bombs fall, you’ll be safe, won’t you?