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Clint Didier's Redskins-themed campaign video


Something about playing in D.C. must really fire the political urges in the loins of athletes. Heath Shuler played for the Redskins, then joined Congress. Dave Bing emerged at Spingarn, then became the mayor of Detroit. And Clint Didier, after starring at tight end for the Redskins, is attempting to become Washington's Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat.

The primary's not until this summer, but in the meantime, you can watch his campaign biography, above. Well more than a quarter of it is devoted to Didier's football playing and coaching days, with plenty of vintage Redskins moments, including a Frank Herzog "Touchdown, Washington Redskins!" call. But the highlight comes early on, when Didier fiddles with his tractor.

"You know, this is a lot like what has to happen to D.C.," he says. "We've got to clean the crap out."

Didier is courting the Tea Party vote, and he's not shying away from his name recognition. Via Seattle Weekly:

"Where else," he says, "can the son of a potato farmer from a small town in Eastern Washington rise to play in the stardom of a Super Bowl?" His campaign emphasizes his football career as a 6-5 tight end for the Redskins, pointing out he even threw the block that cleared the way for John Riggins' winning touchdown in Super Bowl XVII.

And his campaign literature also touches on that theme:

In football terminology, not following our Constitution would be like throwing out all of the basics of football and still hoping to win the game. Any football coach will tell you when his team begins to flounder and lose on the field; he turns them back to the basics. That is where America needs to go today - back to our Constitutional precepts.

Some of that football terminology flew over my head, but I think his basic point is that he would totally crush the Dolphins. And he totally did make a block to spring Riggins on that Super Bowl run. Figured I'd save the liberal media the fact-checking work.


By Dan Steinberg  |  May 17, 2010; 12:54 AM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

I hope he and his fellow idiots get crushed. Hail To The Redskins!

Posted by: mjwies11 | May 17, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

A great Redskin and a complete moron.

Posted by: mack1 | May 17, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

You don't elect football players or really any jock to be politicians.

Thats as smart as trying to get Bill Clinton to coach the Giants.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 17, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Couldn't be any worse than electing a career community organizer to the political ranks.

Posted by: TrappedinGA | May 17, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Riggo left, and ........ TOUCH-DOWN!!!!!

Posted by: shanks1 | May 17, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Couldn't be any worse than electing a career community organizer to the political ranks.

Posted by: TrappedinGA | May 17, 2010 10:32 AM

It's better than electing a small-town snowbilly mayor and governor who couldn't even complete her first term in office.

Posted by: mgonter | May 17, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't be any worse than electing a career community organizer to the political ranks.

Posted by: TrappedinGA |

From a guy who can't even figure out how to get out of GA.

Posted by: mack1 | May 17, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse


Taxed Enough Already? Then get some thick skin and join the TEA Party. Enough with the left and the right digging into your and my pockets.

BOYCOTT $NYDER OR MORE OF THE SAME!

Posted by: hessone | May 17, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Join the TeaParty,... wear silly hats,... invite Alice,... and skip through wonderland with a woman who quotes momma Grizzly Bears.

Anyone in or out of office with their heads out of a rabbit hole?

At least Donnie WARREN would have the correct name in running
from that fantasy hole these tea party people live in.

Posted by: dogged1 | May 17, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dogged1

Join the TeaParty,... wear silly hats,... invite Alice,... and skip through wonderland with a woman who quotes momma Grizzly Bears.

Anyone in or out of office with their heads out of a rabbit hole?

At least Donnie WARREN would have the correct name in running
from that fantasy hole these tea party people live in.
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Writen like a true politician. And so defensive you are. Try to breath in the good and breath out the bad and be more reasonable. Or be a pessimist and except more of the same. Which brings us back to the Redskins and more of the same -

BOYCOTT $NYDER AND BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S. THEY HAVE THEIR HANDS AROUND OUR THROATS AND DEEP IN OUR POCKETS!

Posted by: hessone | May 17, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

hessone, if you're so concerned about being overtaxed you can always move to Mexico. Their tax system is way looser. Lot less oppresion, well from the taxing perspctive at least.

Posted by: M__N | May 17, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

@mack1: Good one!!

Posted by: TrappedinGA | May 17, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Yawn....

more hillbillies.

Posted by: 44fx290 | May 17, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Hesson - learn at least to READ (and understand) what people say or write,... I said (wrote) anyone IN OR OUT of office,...

I'm NOT a politician (although come from a LONNNNGGG line of them - and hung out at the University CLub with Tip(sy) O'Neil.

I'm not a Republican - Democrat or TeaTotal(ing) idiot,... or Christian or Jew or Muslim,... I'm a HUMAN BEING just tired of
idiots on BOTH sides of the political aisle (and religious lines)
claiming THEY are "in the right" or "on God's side" of ANY (and
every) issue... (anyone - including a religious "leader" who claims to know what 'God wants', DOESN'T know what God wants).

MAN (men & women) have taken great concepts - whether found in a book called a bible or written on a (large) piece of
paper called the constitution,... and skewed it to whatever policy they were pushing for or against (why do you think we have so many faiths based on the SAME book calling themselves
Catholics - Protestants - Baptists,... Adventists (arguing the Holy Day is Saturday NOT Sunday),... it's PEOPLE (men and women) who have taken these great ideals (religion AND democracy)
and twisted them around for their OWN gain (and pocketbooks)....

And STOP blaming ANY President who's held office FOR LESS THAN A YEAR for the economic problems that STARTED with
the PREVIOUS Presidents administration! Or jumping on the
PERSONAL religious beliefs of ANYONE (remember when the
Tea Drinking idiots blamed Obama for being a Muslim THEN castigated his CHRISTIAN pastor - - - ?!?! Make up your mind
and just come out and say you don't like a black man being President and admit your racism...)

and it's breath(E) you idiot.... (and don't say it was a typo when you did it TWICE!). And it's ACCEPT (not except).

and speaking of idiocy (from someone who sounds like they never played any AMERICAN sport) - a GOOD defensive player (and team) will beat a good offense (ive) one any day.

And one more 'offensive' thought,... everyone who keeps crying about Obama leading America into 'Socialism' and whining about the government taxes.... STOP ACCEPTING MEDICARE,... 'SOCIAL'
SECURITY and OTHER government benefits you idiot - why do you think it's called 'SOCIAL' security.This country has been
"socialist" since it's founding days - in caring for the
disadvantaged and poor (go and read what's written on the base at Ellis Island).

If we (sadly) go to your (and the Tea Party) way of thinking,...
this country's roads would stop at all state lines because ONE
state doesn't feel like fixing THEIR side of a bridge or road,...
women wouldn't be allowed to vote,... integration would never have taken place,... and John Wayne would ALWAYS be right!

Hope you stay down your (private) hole with Alice and the mouth spokesperson for Momma Grizzly.

Fuzzy thoughts (the Palin reference in case you can't figure out the reference) for you to digest (along with that bear of a woman).


Posted by: dogged1 | May 17, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

@mack1: Good one!!

Posted by: TrappedinGA | May 17, 2010 1:58 PM

Yeah I was going to mention how quasi-literates with low IQ's, substandard breeding and a hopeless academic/economic future often find themselves trapped in sh_tholes like the one that has you mired in GA. But I went for something a little more pithy. Glad you enjoyed it.

Posted by: mack1 | May 17, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

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