Friday, October 03, 2008

WINKOCRACY, AKA LEADERSHIP BY AVERAGE, EVERY DAY, MAVERICKY HOCKEY MOMS NAMED JILL SIXPACK

Let me briefly say, everyone has his or her opinion as to what he or she likes. And that's fine.

Maybe you like candidates who wink. And make lame jokes. And shout out to 3rd graders.

Or who get modern day military leaders mixed up with long-dead Civil War generals. Perhaps you dig folksy, home-spun corn & cheese. Maybe droppin' the letta' "G" and leavin' off the last letta' a' certain words is the kinda' thing that you look for in a leada'.

You know, some people even like to hear the word "Maverick" repeated like a tired mantra as part of memorized, stale talking points answers to open-ended debate questions.

Whatever turns you on. It's a "free country," right?

But, all that being said, if you watched last night's debate and came to any conclusion other than "Holy shit, Biden cleaned her fucking clock," then you, my friend, are a moron.

(And a liar.)

And you're also someone who's comfortable with the prospects of more executive branch shenanigans. Or did you miss that part about expanding the role of the Vice President in the Senate?

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9 Comments:

Blogger Toast said...

if you watched last night's debate and came to any conclusion other than "Holy shit, Biden cleaned her fucking clock," then you, my friend, are a moron.

On substance, Biden cleaned her clock.

On superficial appearances, she hung right in and looked like she belonged there.

That's a scary thing, but it's what happened.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

On superficial appearances, she hung right in and looked like she belonged there.

And that matters to me . . . uhhh, not at all. And it shouldn't matter to anyone.

Maybe she "looked" like she belonged there, but she certainly didn't sound like it. In fact, I' comfortable saying she doesn't belong anywhere near national office.

I don't like a lot of Biden's (or Obama's) politics. True, I like McCain's even less. But all three are somewhere over that line of "yeah, I guess this person is qualified for national office). Hillary is way over that line, so is Romney, Huckabee, Richardson, Kucinich, Ron Paul, etc. People who actually THINK, actually analyze, have a clue about the world they live in.

But Palin? No. There are many people in the world I'd like to have a beer with, watch the game with, have sex with, play one-on-one hoops with, etc. Many of them are fine people.

But most of them aren't qualified to be the President of the United States. Sarah Palin falls in that not-qualified category.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I'll take winking and goofing around and speaking in modern urban vernacular from a High School Valedictorian speech. But from the Vice Presidential candidate? From a grown adult in a serious debate about monumental issues? Complete your words and try not to be all folksy-goofy, please.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous wfta said...

I think it is a conspiracy of predatory sellers of designer eyewear.

Let’s have a poll: Who has thought, however briefly, about having sex with Mrs. Palin? (and yes, fellatio does count and cunnilingus counts double.)

9:44 AM  
Blogger DCup said...

She didn't even look like she belonged there. She looked like an actress playing a part.

10:34 AM  
Blogger konagod said...

All that showmanship for this shit?

(dude, if you could see the word verification I have to deal with, you'd appreciate this comment about 200% more.)

(and already had to make a 2nd try.)

10:13 PM  
Blogger DED said...

I wonder if Palin is the sort of person the Founding Fathers had in mind when they decided to go with the Electoral College instead of trusting the public with direct voting.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Yeah, that part about her wanting to expand the VP role sent chills down Rickey's spine. Who knew that when fascism came to the U.S., it would be hidden behind a beehive hairdo and a plethora of winking? We are so very fucked if they win this...

8:46 AM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

"There are many people in the world I'd like to have a beer with, watch the game with, have sex with, play one-on-one hoops with, etc. Many of them are fine people."

Yup. And you know what, I don't want to have a beer with the President. Bush was a guy lots of people wanted to have a beer with. And look where that got us.

I want the President to be a "nice person", but most of all, I want them to be someone I trust to get stuff done. I want them to be smart. I could not care less if they are someone I would hang with. I care about the substance.

That wink was the stupidest thing I have ever seen. Could you imagine if a Democrat tried that? The right would be up in arms.

9:50 AM  

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