Republican Dream Ticket

February 08, 2008 by susan
Snarling Stoat (weasel)

Peter comments:

Sitting here on the Straits of Mackinac (that's northern Michigan, folks) thinking about voting in a second primary in the same political season (is that a record of some sort?)

Well, not if you're from Chicago, har har har. Old joke, sorry.

I don't see any other way to resolve the Florida/Michigan mess than by holding another primary, closer to the time you were "supposed" to. (And I also don't quite get why some states were allowed to move theirs up and not others. A little enlightenment here please?)
I know Hillary has another idea, but if the MI/FL delegates are counted as hers, my annoyingly (to Barbara and I'm sure others) inconsistent defense of Hillary will boil down to a reduction of pure rage.
What a way to run a party, indeed. But the Repubs have their own version of same, and look what they have left when it's all over. At least we'll have -- Barack. Or yeah, Hillary.
Dream ticket ahead.

But was not Mitt Romney's convoluted I'm-bowing-out-so-the- terrorists-can't-win speech worthy of -- oh gosh, take your pick. An Oscar for the acting, a raspberry for the idiocy, a pretzel for the twists, a pie in the face for the self-serving smarminess . . .

Which leaves us with -- the stoat, aka, the ermine. The weasel who changes colors with the seasons, aka McCain. Okay, and Huckabee. I saw him on Colbert last night and he's sort of a hoot, even if his world-view is that of a jovial medieval friar.

But it's going to be McCain. No taxes, huge wars, and a supreme court modeled on Scalia and Thomas. Those who are traumatized by an unwanted pregnancy will have no say in the matter, and those who want to get married and raise those unwanted babies will be told they're not fit --if they happen to love someone of their own gender. What's not to like? Oh yeah, and don't forget, illegal aliens running amok and Anne Coulter and Rush Limbaugh fulminating like the toxic gas bags they are. A perfect candidate.

And our own Gov. Twinky Pawlenty has a huge shot at VP. He hitched his star to the Straight Talk Express early on, stayed on board as the wheels fell off (and the bridge fell down) and now hosts the convention in his own capitol city.

Yep, the stoat and the shoat. An old weasel and a young pig. A dream ticket. And what's scary is that Americans just might go for it.

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Anonymous (not verified) | February 8, 2008 - 2:12pm

Where did you get the picture of Hillary?

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Peter (not verified) | February 8, 2008 - 5:52pm

The DMC decided, some time ago, that it would move two states per four-year election cycle up in the calendar, right after IW and NH. This season it was SC and NV. Guess MI and FL didn't want to wait their turn, whenever that would have been.

I watched both Romney and McCain speak at CPAC (not my fave group). I agree that it was his first (THE first) speech of the 2012 campaign. I'm sure that the surrender-to-terrorism line will live a long time. Sadly.

McCain was smart to try to get the CPAC crazies to look at what they have in common with McCain rather than what they hate about him. Without the CPAC types around the nation, the GOP can't win in November. Ah, shucks. And just when we thought it was safe to leave the TV, James Dobson, this morning, endorses Huckabee. And Ann Coulter (Keith Olbermann calls her Coultergeist) says she'd vote for Hillary because she's less a liberal than McCain. Lord love a duck! Is this a great country or what!

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Anonymous (not verified) | February 9, 2008 - 6:45am

I hope this is not settled by old line party "regulars". The Clintons got away with telling Jesse Jackson to go sit down once before. If Obama is told the same thing it won't fly this time out. If energized sit this one out, McCain will be the next Prez.

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barbara says (not verified) | February 9, 2008 - 8:19am

The old party regulars have their bony fingers up to the last knuckle in every political pie. The fact that Super Delegates have so much clout is case in point. The very people we-the-people elected to "represent" us, the very "representatives" who by and large have exhibited the bleat-and-cave approach to governance (approval of Congress nationwide is roughly 20 percent) are empowered to have a disproportionate voice in the prez-selection process. Hello?

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Anonymous (not verified) | February 10, 2008 - 9:28am

Well, if super delegates represent the will of their voters, then Ted Kennedy and John Kerry need to support Hillary Clinton? It cuts both ways.

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barbara says (not verified) | February 10, 2008 - 11:51am

I was thinking closer to home, but you raise an interesting point. Ergo, Amy Klobuchar needs to support Obama.

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