Monday, December 01, 2008

Things You Couldn't Make Up

Suppose you had some reason to want to honor GW Bush this month, maybe you'd want to give him an award. Christianity Today , 'A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction' reports that Rick Warren of Saddleback Church awards GW Bush with the first ever International Medal of PEACE for HIV/AIDS work in Africa. Apparently PEACE doesn't mean what it seems to as it is an acronym. I'm sure you could have a lot of fun working an acronym that fits the recipient. Ummm, I do have one question for the organization, Global PEACE Coalition, why make up an acronym that doesn't have anything to do with what it spells? You suppose they're Republicans? To be sure, there couldn't be any question that these guys might give John McCain a heads-up on Saddleback questions?
Sarah Palin is in Georgia campaigning for Saxby Chambliss. McCain/Palin took an asswhipping from a black guy (no really, you have to wrap your head around that one)and she's the hot ticket? Probably no Republican candidates could have won this year, but I don't want to hear any crap about how racially unbiased the country has become. Speaking of campaigns, it certainly looks as though Sarah is wearing the campaign know, belly of the plane...or something...

I didn't think Hillary was anything like the right person for the boss job Obama got, but I'm not displeased to see SoS happening for her. Evidently I have company on the righter fringes:
Perle predicts that Clinton will likely perpetuate the foreign policy approaches that have typified Bush's second term, when the president pursued goals such as tighter sanctions on Iran. "I'm relieved," he says. "There's not going to be as much change as we were led to believe. I think she's very much in the mainstream. By now, I think the Bush foreign policy is, as a practical matter, the same policy as the policy of the Department of State--which is what I'd expect it to be under Hillary Clinton. Contrary to expectations, I don't think we would see a lot of change."

I suppose there could be something in the water these guys drink that lets them believe any damn thing they can get out of their mouths. Regardless of how wrong they are about Clinton's ideas, they seem to have moved into a world where the SoS trumps POTUS - and this is after being around BushCo with Powell as SoS? This guy hasn't been publicly right about anything ever but the Republicans take him seriously. (somebody still does, anyhow)
Rush Limbaugh sees Hillary nomination for SoS as a "brilliant stroke>:
"You know the old phrase, 'You keep your friends close and your enemies closer?' How can she run for president in 2012? She'd have to run against the incumbent and be critical of him _ the one who made her secretary of state."

I don't think this means he likes her...
The political genius who ran the McCain campaign, Steve Schmidt thinks Bobby Jindal is the GOP's future:
"The question is not whether he'll be president, but when he'll be president, because he will be elected someday."

If that's not enough stupidity piled in one place for one day, I give you Grover Norquist and Rush Limbaugh in that same corner, I had no idea Louisiana and Alaska were so close.
Jeb Bush thinks (speaking loosely) that the GOP needs to do something new:
GOP must broaden its appeal to avoid becoming "the old white-guy party," and recommends that Republicans create a "shadow government" to engage Democrats on important issues as the incoming Obama administration seeks to enact its agenda.

People have said he's the smart GHWB boy. Maybe somebody should point out to Jebthro that right now Boehner and McConnell are in charge of exactly that shadow government - the old white guy part is everybody's game. If they play the game that way, where are the old white guys gonna go? Imagine the disgrace, on the streets alone, partyless... Maybe the real question is who the hell would want whatever they've got left over? If they toss the part about having all these people to look down on out of the mix, what have they got for appeal? Without that stuff how do they sell what's left to anybody but old rich white guys? I can see why they're confused - I am.
Gay rights activists plan to demonstrate outside Gov. Charlie Crist's wedding to Carole Rome this month. This is funny on so many levels, including a word I learned a short while ago - beard. (I suppose that really proves I'm a hick)
Fox News 0 for 5 on Obama press conferences. If he doesn't let them ask a question pretty soon it'll start to look like he's not 'fair and balanced'.
What was that talk about a Party of Old White Guys?
Chambliss is leading 71-28 among whites planning to vote in the runoff. If Martin can't improve on that, the electorate on Tuesday would have to be 34% African American for him to win.

Oh yeah, Jeb is the smart one.
***Ludicrous versus Ludacris*** You have to wonder if Martin had this one in mind for the Georgia campaign?
I leave you with this thought:
Don't force that son, get a bigger hammer.

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