Even if you don't follow sports, you know Lynn Swann:
But if you aren't from Pennsylvania, and don't follow politics, you might not know that Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer and television personality, is running for Governor. As a Republican.
Don't think for one moment that Swann is just some dumb jock, trying to keep his name in the spotlight years after leaving the playing field, by running for an office beyond his mental capabilities. I've seen and heard Swann, not just as a sports commentator, and he is a bright and articulate thinker.
Oh, he writes, too:
Seeking a new way to reach voters and to answer criticism that he has been vague on the issues, Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann on Wednesday unveiled a new campaign weapon: A book....
The book, titled "A New Direction: My Plan for a Better Pennsylvania" - similar to a slogan the Rendell administration has used, "Plan for a New Pennsylvania" - will not be found in stores. Instead, Swann plans to distribute it on the campaign trail and sell it through his campaign Web site for $10.
This is a great move by Swann. I wonder where he may have gotten the idea? Too bad he can't give them away for free...