Gail 'For Rail' Parker running for Senate again
Following an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2006, Gail "For Rail" Parker is once again running to represent Virginia in the world's most deliberative body. The 62-year-old retired Air Force officer will run under the banner of the Independent Green Party and will offer a platform of installing a light rail train system to solve the Commonwealth's transportation woes. Parker announced today that she has the requisite 10,000 signatures to get on the ballot, which she will present to the State Board of Elections today.
Her '06 campaign gained national attention, and not only for the fact that she may have swayed the unprecedentedly close election to Jim Webb with her last minute endorsement. No, Parker's legacy is greater than that; her radio ads featured a jingle so catchy that it even caught the ear of Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert.
WARNING: If you click the play button below, the Hook is not responsible for how long the tune gets stuck in your head.