It's Not Clint Didier Time!

Clint Didier, a longtime Washington Redskins tight end during the great Gibbs I Era, was hoping to return to D.C. as a U.S. Senator, but didn't make the cut in yesterday's Washington State primary. Didier, flush with the backing of Sarah Palin and Tea Party types, finished way back in third place, with a little under 12 percent of the vote by current calculations.

Didier, who was backed by Sarah Palin and Tea Party types, looked like an angry and confused buffoon throughout the campaign. The hypocrisy of his anti-government rants, which he even delivered while attending a recent gathering of Redskins alumni, was exposed early in the Senate run, when it came out that he'd accepted federal dollars in the form of farm subsidies in the low six figures.

Didier and his pals could play some football, tho. That 1988 Super Bowl win over John Elway and the Denver Broncos ranks as the greatest day of my life as a sports fan. For Redskins rooters who watched that game, nothing in life will ever top the goings on in the second quarter, bliss-wise. Nothing. Didier caught an 8-yard pass from Doug Williams for the last of five TDs the Skins scored in the quarter.

So, thanks for the memories anyway, you phony bastard.

It’s Not Clint Didier Time! was originally published by Washington City Paper on Aug 18, 2010

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