Mudcat puts the boot in McAuliffe over Planking no-showPoliticsVirginia

Terry McAuliffe took a few partisan shots for not attending the annual Shad Planking yesterday. But leave it to Democratic operative Mudcat Saunders to offer the quote that hurts McAuliffe the most:

David “Mudcat” Saunders, a veteran Democratic political strategist who has attended many Shad Plankings but not this year’s, gave a scathing review of the entree. But in the next breath, he expressed surprise that someone running for governor would bow out. “Shad tastes like a wet dog smells,” he said. “Oh, they’re awful. They’re bony. It’s awful. But McAuliffe’s not going?”

“It’s a cultural event for southeast Virginia, is what it is,” he said. “If it’s going through the crowd that the [darn] Democrats didn’t come because they can’t get rural votes, what’s gonna happen then? They ain’t gonna get rural votes.”

That’s going to leave a mark.

  • http://www.brianschoeneman.org/ Brian W. Schoeneman

    But now that TMac and his campaign team have taken to explaining away their skipping Shad Planking by saying it’s racist, everything will be okay.

    • George from Cleveland

      Identity politics, but some people aren’t allowed to have an identity.

  • John Galt
  • http://www.facebook.com/alton.foley Alton Foley

    Mudcat may be a vile man, but he knows that anyplace featuring cigars and beer is a place to be.

  • http://www.southsidecentral.com/ Bruce Hedrick

    Saunders tried to tell us that John Edwards was a good man to be president. ‘Nuff said.