Quote Of The Month (Sep '08)

Hat tip to The Old Sarge for this one:

(Speaking of the "failed" bailout bill:)

"We cannot borrow our way out of debt."
Congressman Zach Wamp, R-TN

Amen, brother. Amen.


What's The Difference?

Q: What's the difference between a fairy tale and a political campaign speech?

A: A fairy tale begins "Once upon a time....." and a political campaign speech begins "My fellow Americans....".

Oftentimes, that's the only difference.


Daze Of Experience

Hat tip to Santa for this one:

You couldn't get a job at McDonald's and become district manager after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.

You couldn't become a journeyman plumber after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become a general after a 143 days of experience.

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.


From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United States Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate.

That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander-in-Chief and Leader of the Free World: 143 days.

We all have to start somewhere. The Senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is -- a start.

And, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and is campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America? Come on, folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol!

Or are we?

God help Amerika.


Reverse Dream Team

Big surprise. McCain taps Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his VP running mate. A shrewd political move, if nothing else. However, as we noted over on Vox Day's blog (scroll down the comments to 9/1/08 2:08 AM), the ticket would be a whole lot more palatable if it were Palin/McCain instead of McCain/Palin. With two notable recent exceptions, governors make better presidents than senators.