Archive for September, 2011

Send in the Clowns

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

I was on the debate team when I was in college many years ago. I was pretty good. I’ve never run for political office, and I have no illusions about being qualified to be President of the United States. But let me tell you, I would wipe the floor with all of the clowns who are currently auditioning for the job, and that includes Barack Obama.

What the Hell!? These guys, and gal, don’t have anything else to do besides dress well and give plausible one minute sound bite answers to predictably inane questions. And they can’t do it!

If Barry doesn’t have his teleprompter, he’s completely at sea! He doesn’t have a clue about history or economics or what language they speak in Austria.

Rick Perry can’t even memorize a simple retort to a Mitt Romney attack, that he was coached to expect.

Romney’s the best of the lot, and he’s such an obviously phony, over cautious, unprincipled robot, that he’s only in the running because of the quality of the competition.

I saw Herman Cain, whom I actually like, being interviewd by Chris Wallace, and he obviously had never heard of the Palestinian right of return controversy. And he’s running for President of the United States!?

I like Ron Paul on economics, but let’s face it, he’s nuts about everything else, and I don’t even want to discuss Huntsman or Santorum or Bachmann. Gingrich is the only one whom I would consider to be a worthy opponent in a debate, but c’mon, he’s not going to be President.

What is going on? Is this it? Are these the toughest, smartest, most visionary leaders available in the U.S.A.? No wonder Chris Christie’s phone is ringing off the hook.

Palin/Paul

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

As the son of a school teacher (English and Latin), I can’t help but wince at Governor Palin’s syntax. As a midwesterner, I can’t help but find her accent endearing. But that is all beside the point, I hope. I honestly don’t know if she would be a good President. Collectively, we (The U.S. voting population) are obviously not very good at Presidential prognostication. Witness Barry Obama.

Sarah Palin was a very good governor of the sparsely populated state of Alaska, until the liberal haters drove her out of office. She resigned for the good of Alaska. It is such a blessing when you get to do the right thing and further your own career at the same time.

I attended Kindergarten in Anchorage, before Alaska was a state, while my father was stationed there. We lived in a basement apartment owned by the slumlord of Anchorage, Wally Hickel. Mr. Hickel later served three terms as governor of Alaska, and was also NIxon’s Secretary of the Interior. Of course I am proud of the association.

Governor Palin gave a speech in Iowa recently. The theme was crony capitalism. It was the most honest, relevant speech by anyone in the Presidential race from either party so far. It was right up there with Governor Perry’s courageous blindness to Emperor Social Security’s (designed by Ponzi) new clothes.

But Sarah was much more analytical. Here is the text and video of Governor Palin’s speech.

Ron Paul is the only other honest politician extant, at least as far as economics is concerned. He is way too weak on war-mongering for my taste, not to mention his wacky libertarianism, but you can’t have everything, and Governor Palin looks very healthy.

That’s my ideal ticket. I know it can’t possibly happen, so Perry/Rubio will be fine with me. Or even (shudder) Romney/Huntsman.

The main thing is to get rid of this pathetic clown who had no business running for President in the first place.