PAUL HAMPTON: Endorsement could come back to haunt Palazzo

I doubt Gov. Phil Bryant or Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will feel much pain over their ill-fated endorsements of Windy Swetman in the Biloxi mayoral election.

Bryant, after all, is Superman; Reeves, the Terminator (of legislation).

That leaves U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, who endorsed Swetman not for some lofty political ideals — such as he’s Republicaner than the other guy — but because they’re friends…

…This is where it gets weird. About the only two people who could save Palazzo from the epic battle hinted at above are Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. There is no question McDaniel has ambitions other than the state Senate.

Is congressman one of them?

“Nothing is off the table,” McDaniel said last week.

Unless a federal judgeship comes his way.

“I always thought I wanted to be a federal judge,” he said. “But to be appointed to the federal bench, you have to have the president’s approval. I don’t think Obama will appoint me.”