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February 6, 2016

Thad Cochran Riding High | Capitol Quip


Sen. Thad Cochran overcame the odds to win a GOP primary runoff in Mississippi against tea-party-aligned Chris McDaniel last week, dashing hopes that insurgents could knock off the establishment appropriator and proud procurer of pork for his state. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

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  • Ed Beck

    Belongs on the cover of The Congressional Pig Book.

  • Ed Beck

    Thad, Citizens Against Government Waste, strongly suggests that you find a leaner ride.

  • BD Hilling

    Who needs lipstick when you can call out the Democrats for help?

  • El Puma

    Think we should tell him it’s not a horse?

  • EJRotert

    Baby got back — ribs, that is.

  • EJRotert

    That’ll do, pig.

  • Suzanne

    Some pig.

  • EJRotert

    `That’ll do pig?’ Which one?

  • No5thDown

    …and to think all he had to do was campaign like a Democrat.

  • EJRotert

    How was your courtship?

  • EJRotert

    You said he’d call you the next day and he didn’t?

  • vcarnevale

    That sure is a lot of pork he’s riding into town!!

  • EJRotert

    Don’t even say he’s riding high on the hog.

  • Ed Beck

    Cochran and his ride have become one

  • Richard

    Caption: “What happened to that other pig named Bruce”?

  • Tony

    “I heard the legislature is replacing the eagle on the Mississippi seal with a pig.”

  • pericles9

    This is the most fun I’ve had doing indecent things with the barnyard babies in years!

  • pericles9

    Why’s he so happy about sloppy seconds?

  • pericles9

    Looks and sounds like that scene from Deliverance!

  • pericles9

    He hasn’t shown that much excitement since we got electricity!

  • pericles9


  • pericles9

    This little piggy got vict’ry,
    That little piggy got none;
    This little piggy got cross-overs, and
    That’s how this piggy won!

  • Ed Beck

    Voters partied with a heavy hog, while the tea-party got smoked for the fourth.

  • Ed Beck

    And that big porker went we, we, we, all the way home.

  • LZ126

    The Democratic donkey he rode in on had a prior commitment.

  • LZ126

    Who’s squealing like a stuck pig now?

  • S. Crim

    He saved our bacon again!

  • Zack

    “No, I didn’t see it coming. I just thought that the pig would have been flying, too.”

  • T Reed

    BLT: Bacon, Lettuce & Thad

  • EJRotert

    With your vote, I didn’t think he’d have any truffle getting re-elected. Uh, I mean `trouble.’

  • S. Crim

    Praise the lard, he won!

  • LZ126

    That poor snake never saw it comin’!

  • Bzrdhd

    Ol’ Sen. Cochran has a taste for rattlesnake smothered in pork fat.

  • EJRotert

    A white flag was in the snake’s place only yesterday.

  • EJRotert

    He told me he’s planning to write a book titled `Blacks Like Me.’

  • EJRotert

    He’ll stall now.

  • Layla

    This little piggy paid for his votes.

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