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March 05, 2007

No. 35 considers running for congress: Richter, a 40-year-old Democrat who lives in Guilford, said he expects to make a decision in the next few weeks about whether to run for the Fairfield County seat in 2008.

posted by HATER 187 to hockey at 03:49 PM - 16 comments

Richter will be the only democrate that I would ever even think to vote for. Having met him and had the oppertunity to learn from him, i can tell you that he is a better man than a hockey player. Being said, I would consider him to be the best American goalie to ever play the game. When I was growing up he was the goalie that i wanted to play like. I was able to watch him intensely at msg as a youth, and cried when his jersey was retired. I wish him the best in all his endeavors and i know the yale sqaud will miss him when he graduates.

posted by NYRBeeker16 at 03:55 PM on March 05

I want to watch any debates the candidates might have. I can imagine something like: ...and now Richter has walked out from behind his podium. Oh, oh, he's dropped his gloves. Now they're grappling on the stage. Shays is throwing right hands. Richter is pulling Shays' jacket up over his head. Shays is down, and the moderator has sent the linesmen in to separate them. Looks like Richter might get an extra 2 for instigating...

posted by Howard_T at 04:34 PM on March 05

Yay! A former athlete who is running as a Democrat.

posted by sickleguy at 05:53 PM on March 05

Heath Shuler was elected to the House from North Carolina in November, Bill Bradley had a couple of terms in the Senate... I'm sure there are other former athletes in the Democratic caucus. Richter will have to pull this off without the benefit of his oversized pads though.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:07 PM on March 05

You're right of course ,bill,but it just seems like the big stars are GOP...Jim Bunning and Tom Osborne come to mind.

posted by sickleguy at 06:44 PM on March 05

Just seems like football players tend toward the GOP (JC Watts, Lynn Swann, Largent, Osbourne, even Ditka made a comment about how he considered running against Obama, so I guess he's repub)- so I was excited when Shuler was elected as a Dem- then I remembered, "wait, was this the guy who put himself out of the game by head-butting a wall?" Anyways, good luck, Mark, if you do run.

posted by Earthdog7 at 07:37 PM on March 05

Howard, Richter's not the start-something type. This isn't Billy Smith or Ron Hextall we're talking about here. I'd imagine he'd have a decent shot at getting elected in near-NYC Connecticut, regardless of his affiliation.

posted by chicobangs at 10:00 PM on March 05

"wait, was this the guy who put himself out of the game by head-butting a wall?" I think you're thinking of Gus Frerotte.

posted by SummersEve at 05:21 AM on March 06

My bad- wasn't sure. I guess Shuler's just another Redskin QB that didn't pan out for them.

posted by Earthdog7 at 07:36 AM on March 06

Ditka made a comment about how he considered running against Obama, so I guess he's repub No, Ditka's an idiot. That affiliation crosses party lines.

posted by psmealey at 02:25 PM on March 06

Sure he may lack experience, has probably has never managed a staff, or budget, hell he most likely doesn't have any kind of framework of reference for financial management, job creation, business development, social health, or whathaveyou. But he'll have people. Oh yes - the good corporate citizens who will steer him like the collie steers the (more attractive and historically popular) sheep. But the real question is: Is he a celebrity or pro-jock? And my friends, the answer to that question is - no. He's a hockey player. But it's pretty close, so let's all take out the dumbbell of justice and exercise that freedom muscle! Pump it up! vote, vote, vote!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:01 PM on March 06

Weedy you're hilarious

posted by brainofdtrain at 03:03 PM on March 06

Sir Smokey It's still early but that could comment of the year. I wish I was wearing a hat cause I would totally tip it towards you.

posted by HATER 187 at 04:44 PM on March 06

Sure he may lack experience, has probably has never managed a staff, or budget, hell he most likely doesn't have any kind of framework of reference for financial management, job creation, business development, social health, or whathaveyou. My God, he could be the next General Manager of the Islanders!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:52 PM on March 06

It's still early but that could comment of the year. *Cough*

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:26 PM on March 06

My God, he could be the next General Manager of the Islanders! Speaking of which - Garth Snow is not fulfilling his part of the bargain. He's supposed to be horrible. That Ryan Smyth deal was excellent. They got him for nothing. None of their legit prospects were included in that deal. I'm not sure I want to live in a universe where Garth Snow fleeces Kevin Lowe. This only works out in Lowe's favour if Smyth resigns with Edmonton in the off-season.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:54 PM on March 07

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