The New Republic reports today that country singer Tim McGraw, son of legendary ace Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw, is considering running for governor of Tennessee in 2010.

Why?

TNR says "Tennessee Dems have been casting about desperately for a high-profile Democrat ... to take on Bill Frist, who is almost certainly going to run."

And yes, TNR notes, that would make Tim's wife, Faith Hill, the first lady of Tennessee.

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