Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Is Paris Tanning?

I was facing about a two-hour writing session to rant about the expected, but still unsettling, shit-flinging by the species Simian republicanus after I stopped by the political zoo. But, instead, Paris Hilton says much more than I can for the moment.

I do hope people are paying attention to the presidential campaign now, because what has happened in the past week and what will happen in the next week will pretty much determine the outcome. So don't complain when the elephants take over the zoo in November and wonder how stupid the American public can be.

Are you smarter than Paris Hilton? Than John McCain? You are NOT smarter than Barack Obama.


  1. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Presidential politics being what they are, the legacy left by a President years after his administration, and even years after his death often can be felt.

    I'll think of that Friday as the Olympics open in China. Courtesy of the last true American statesman, Dick Nixon.

    And Generalisimo Franco is still dead.

    Perhaps one should think of that before we elect a president who has absolutely zero executive experience to be the chief executive. Legacies last.

  2. You are absolutely right that presidents leave legacies, and this one's will be the end of American pre-eminence in the world and its own national security.

    I think before voting for president, one should consider the bellicose nature of those who run, and ought also consider whether the oldest, most experienced person ought to win. We could save money on having elections.

    Experience is very important, because in science, as in most things, the best predictor of the future is the past. McCain has been wrong on nearly everything all his life and has moral failings
    that would make Bill Clinton blush.

    Among those who did not have executive experience before their election as president were Lincoln, Kennedy, LBJ and Nixon. Another dozen or so had minimal executive experience as lt. gov. or cabinet secretary.

    Finally, I think Obama would be a fine addition to the list of smooth-talking celebrities elected to high office, as Republicans, on nothing but a smile and a shoeshine:

    Clint Eastwood
    Fred Thompson
    Ronald Reagan
    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    All of them had more decency in their fake hair than does the current Republican nominee, running as "the AMERICAN president AMERICANS have been waiting for."

  3. Anonymous12:30 PM

    You were salivating enough to jump far what was written in order to make assumptions.

    *Neither* of these chumps has any executive experience. Either of them will be useless and detrimental to FREEDOM and LIBERTY in the USA.

    Legacies last.

    I didn't pick one over the other. Just said we were going to elect one with zero executive experience.

  4. I wasn't even counting the military men who became president, figuring that like them, Lt. Cmdr. McCain commanded a squadron in wartime, which is pretty executive to me.