It's a few days old, but I liked this part of Rick Morrisey's column in the Trib here.
But only a debate with Obama, the Democratic candidate, will really let us know what Candidate Ditka is all about.
Let's listen in:
Obama: "I'm particularly concerned about the economy. We have thousands of people in the state of Illinois who are unemployed. Too many good, hard-working citizens are having a difficult time making ends meet."
Ditka: "It's nothing that a good steak at Mike Ditka's Restaurant, 100 E. Chestnut St., wouldn't solve."
Obama: "I'm not sure what that has to do with the issues, Mr. Ditka. We've got a real problem out there."
Ditka: "Well, it's a lot like the 1985 Bears …"
(Audience cheers louder.)
Obama: "If we could get back to what's important to the voters of Illinois. Now, my idea of leadership … "
Ditka: "Tell me again how many Super Bowls you've won, pal."
(Audience members carry Da Coach out of the room on their shoulders.)
Mike Ditka is just so damn funny. How could you not like this guy? DIT-KA. It's so funny.