Politics is free entertainment that we pay for in taxes. Is there a more entertaining or more expensive or more dangerous form of entertainment than politics? Look at the political landscape. You can’t make this stuff up.
From weapons of mass destruction that can’t be found, to lawyers being shot, to letting Arabs control major US shipping ports, American politics provides the poplulace with entertainment beyond imagination.
Almost overnight, President Geoge Bush has become the lamest of ducks. Can you hear that sound? Forget the midterm elections, it’s cattle call time for Republicans and Democrats in 2008.
Let the show begin.
Who’s on the firing line for the Republicans? Is it still Senator John McCain? How about another good old boy from Arkansas, Governor Mike Huckabee?
American’s need a good cure for political insomnia. Who else but a doctor; Doctor Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader?
George Allen? Mitt Romney? One thing is for sure, they’re running on their own and not running to the White House for assistance. They’ll save their toughest anti-Bush talk for small meetings, but not say anything to alienate Republican money.
It’s always the front runner who has the most to lose. Just ask Arnie Vinnick. And John McCain.
As of today, the Republican nomination in 2008 is McCain’s to lose. Except, it’s 2006 and all the riders are jockeying their horses for position two years ahead of primaries, and conventions.
Or, is it the horses are positioning the jockeys? Whatever. It’s too early to tell what will happen. Just ask John Dean.
As the candidates often say in public, “Polls are meaningless.” Privately, they’re all running daily polls, searching for meaning.
Something strange happened a few years ago. It wasn’t former President Clinton’s sex scandals. Those are to be expected. Somehow, the Republicans came into office and started a war and ran up huge budget deficits.
In previous administrations and days gone by, those were both tried and true features of the Democratic Party. Of course, they weren’t in character, either. Just witness the balanced budgets under Democrats Clinton and Gore.
You can’t make this stuff up. We live in a Bizarro World of sorts, where the old rules don’t apply, or, if they do, they apply to the wrong groups.
Democrats are the minority, but behave like Republicans. Republicans are in control of everything and can’t control anything, including money and spin.
Who’s the top cow in the field, Democrat or Republican? Unfortunately, the smart cows are what we need in a political cattle call. But they’re smart, and won’t go into the field.