A delightful ambiguity.

2004-09-16 19:26

So, my friend Kevin said, as we were leaving the coffee shop, that this year we have a choice between a liar and an incompetent. I like that description, because it’s perfectly ambiguous.

Really, though, I like to think that, this year, the presidential options in the U.S. are better than normal. We don’t have to choose between a liar and an incompetent. We can have both. In fact, we’ll have both no matter what.

It’s sorta scary, really. The entire arrangement is full of nastiness and evil. Everyone lies. Everyone lies about other people lying about their lies. Both candidates are making all sorts of stuff up, and neither of them has a good track record to point to.

In short… we can have a lying incompetent, and an incompetent liar. Lucky us.

If there were a dog on the ticket, I’d vote for it. I mean a literal dog; maybe a basset hound. He could look soulfully at the French until they agreed to help stabilze Iraq. He could lick his crotch when foreign dignitaries came over, and hey, it’d be an improvement. He would be unlikely to start any new wars. I want the dog in office.

Peter Seebach

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Comments

  1. I want a St. Bernard. A big slobbery St. Bernard. The kind of dog that could crush the child who pulls its tail, but just gives the child a sad look.

    Maybe a Newfoundland, because my wife says, "Newfies are brave and true!"

    — seebs_lawyer · 2004-09-17 07:23 · #

  2. there are a certain number of people that have Mickey Mouse as a write-in on their ballots...i can't remember who told me that...

    — bloodredrose · 2004-09-18 18:27 · #

  3. I don't want Mickey Mouse in office, I don't like his policy on copyright. ;)

    seebs · 2004-09-18 23:57 · #

  4. Thanks. You helped me decide who I'll vote for on November the 2nd. The thought of having both a liar and an incompetent scares me. We could, and have, survived one or the other, but probably not both; especially not during a time of global crisis. So, I'll vote to keep what we now have; I know what he will do, and, almost to a fault, he does what he says he will do. That's comforting to know.

    — Lori · 2004-09-24 23:41 · #

  5. I went the other way; Bush does things I don't want done. I doubt Kerry would do much of anything. I would be happy to have Nothing Happen instead of Bad Things Happen.

    seebs · 2004-09-27 14:25 · #

 
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