Following up on our post about Redstate blogger Erick Erickson and his “prayerful consideration” of a primary challenge to newly christened RINO Saxby Chambliss, this is one of those rare occasions in which God actually told a right winger he shouldn’t run for office because it would be a terrible strain on his family.
And also, Erickson would make a lot less money. God, in this case, is acting as Mr. Erickson’s business manager.
“Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign,” Erickson wrote at Red State. “It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable cut in pay and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit of vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.”
Senators make $174,000 a year, but Erickson, in addition to his website and radio show, is a paid TV commentator for CNN.