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Barry'n'Hill
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
My Bestest Pal is suddenly blogging like a mofo, after 2 years of squat. Which I guess sort of spurs me to, not so much compete, but at least join her in the pool, you know, like "Come on in, the water's fine." But don't call her a mommy blogger... but do check out her haikus...

After Barack Obama's historic speech last week-- which will be remembered as on a par with King's "I Have a Dream"-- even Hillary had to admit that, hey, dude makes a heck of a speech. But, as she's been saying all along, giving a great speech is not the same thing as being qualified to be president.

This is where I think she's wrong. In this day and age-- which I'll define as "post-Reagan"-- I'd argue that public speaking is, easily, 80% of the job of being president. Meaning that Obama's facility with the spoken word does, indeed, all by itself pretty much qualify him to be president.

When Reagan was president I used to mock him as the Ronald McDonald of the administration; the guy who made the speeches and appeared on TV but certainly not the guy who made tthe burgers. Now I realize that Reagan, "the Great Communicator" (How Orwellian was that?), was ahead of his time. We're electing a president based on how good a job he or she will do as champion, as spokesperson for an administration and set of policies. Indeed whomever we elect, one would hope they'd get an expert on economics to make economic policy; an expert on the Middle East to make Middle Eastern policy, and so on. Probably also an expert on prostitution and extramarital affairs; indeed I think we should probably make that a cabinet-level position. (Insert your own position joke here: _______________________)

Hillary supporters are wont to say something that usually begins, "Yeah, but if she was a man..."

Let me complete that thought for you.

If she was a man, she'd be Al Gore without the inconvenient truth; she'd be John Kerry; she'd be Dick Gephardt in a pastel pants suit. Sorry, but I'm totally over that guy.

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5 Comments:
At 3/25/2008 1:10 PM, Blogger RoxiticusDH said...   

Bestest Pal!!

There's a reason they call you "Best"! (Do you see, Best, do you really see?)

I'm gonna try to dig out a bunch of those old haiku gems...thanks for the reminder about "Shooters with the boys." That one hadn't come up yet in perusing my old journals. And yes, you did write the last line. You really know your syllables.


At 3/25/2008 1:15 PM, Anonymous Roxiticus Desperate Housewives said...   

P.S. -- If you (or your loyal A Penny's Worth readers) do decide to follow me around the Blogosphere, please remember to go through the links on my blog so I'll get the referral and get your downstream...eew, I'm grossing myself out...didn't I date one of those MLM guys at least once for your amusement back in the 90s? If so, it is only a matter of time before I find it in the Roxiticus Desperate Memoirs and post it.

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives


At 3/25/2008 3:34 PM, Blogger --josh-- said...   

Why does Google adsense put ZHillary ads on my blog when I write something nasty about her?


At 3/25/2008 3:35 PM, Blogger --josh-- said...   

PS: looking forward to when you find the journal entries about the guy with Jeff Dahmer of his fridge.

PPS: I miss Possible 20.


At 3/25/2008 10:44 PM, Anonymous Roxiticus Desperate Housewives said...   

I'm thinking about doing a "Where Are They Now?" campaign on my blog, a la Governor Paterson publicly confessing all of his sins, one Monday at a time. I guess the Possible 20 guy is probably in jail since we saw the bust on the NBC Nightly News and they closed P20 down ten or more years back. I think I found Suzie Intern in upstate New York.

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