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Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Stairway to Success

What the heck is Fred Thompson doing in the presidential sweepstakes? The other day, in his latest gaffe, he characterized the Iraq debacle as "fighting against a bunch of kids with pipe bombs," as if it's just Columbine on a larger scale. He's even further removed from reality than the current doofus. But the surreality of today's political climate is sufficient to have his candidacy concern me, unlike back when Ronald Reagan announced his hope of becoming president. My future as a political pundit and prognosticator was thrown into serious doubt when I refused to worry. "It'll never happen," was as much thought as I initially gave it.


Anonymous il professore said...

God Bless Democracy! If George Murphy can be a senator, Arnold Schwarzenegger a governor, and Ronny Reagan a president, why can't Thompson run for office? I also suggest that retiring politicians enter show biz. Dick Cheney would be far less dangerous to our nation running Disney rather than Bush.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous il professore said...

And if you can't be a movie star there is yet another path to the presidency. From today's NY Times book review section: "With over 55 million Google hits, the Beatles are almost twice as well represented online as Beethoven (28.6 million hits), and — maybe John Lennon was right about this — more than seven times as popular as Jesus Christ (7.7 million hits)."

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

Surreal is the key word. Who else but the Terminator could strike such fear in arsonists hearts with the threatening advisory "they should not sleep too soundly at night" somehow with THAT accent I'd be inclined to take the man at his word! LOL

I reckon political leaders (and hopefuls) of all nations should be sent into places like Iraq Afgahistan and Pakistan to see first hand a bit of active "service" before they are handed the reins to any country. You can't tell me that if Bush had spent even 30 seconds on the front line he'd still be in there (Iraq)today... (well besides of course the obvious that he'd have been shot for sure)
To witness first hand the results of one's own handiwork must surely be the ultimate wake-up call?

(PS... Il Prof... promise me you won't let Cheney loose at Disney? LOL)

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

Oh and... cute cartoon John... and so true it would seem!

5:33 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

And good comments, Jean. So very, tragically true. You know, I saw that clip of Ahhhhnald, and you're so right, I swear, it seemed exactly like a scripted line from one of his movies.

5:37 PM  

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