Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Writing for an election

Of late there have been a lot of people hinting at a run for the presidency, and in NYS a run for the governor's mansion. It is rather laughable, to be honest, to see these people become such products of the nasty system of distorting candidates to fit some prewritten mold; not even compromise or accomodation of agendas, but rather complete reversals, and awkward press conferences make this new batch of presidential hopefuls as whitewashed as Rochester in the winter time.

As the times has reported of late poking good fun at Bill Frist's rendezvous with idiocy (and failure) it seems that the elections seem to come ever sooner and sooner. It almost seems fated that a democrat should be positioning himself for office, but besides the enigmatic Hillary there is very little bombast from the left. (With Daschle deposed, Harry Reid less than magnanimous, Gephardt gone, Edwards gone -- the crowned prince of the party seems to be hiding in the background -- Evan Bayh? -- or perhaps we will find it to be an empress from yesteryear?).

But the so-called right takes pot shots at itself it isn't to say something is bad about being a republican: but it certainly isn't a good time to be in the conservative public relations junketts. The persistant bickering, internal squabbling, make handsome and intellectually inept characters pop up from the shadows (yes you Mitt Romney, if you are so smart -- then certainly the direction you've been treading...farther right than anyone else in your party and you are from Massachusetts...seems to be such a calculated move it smells of bullshit; perhaps this is who you really think you are...but what shame it would be to run for president and get destroyed in your own home state).

But this new Tom Golisano/Stephen Minarik thing over in NYS is starting to be just as laughable. Golisano attacks Pataki on something as minute as wind power plants; and then gets coronated the apparent heir? If you like my use of royal terms to describe the debacle which is our present democracy: then you shall see my cynicism is ripe and ready for another season of elections...oh wait, we have another damn year before they arrive. And the horses have already come to the gates.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Martey said...

It almost seems fated that a democrat should be positioning himself for office, but besides the enigmatic Hillary there is very little bombast from the left.

What about Biden?

11:05 PM  

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