Well, that’s not technically true. I read the first chapter or two and decide if I care whether or not I read it at all. If the answer is yes and there’s any question in my mind as to whether or not that was wise, I read the back to make sure the good guy doesn’t die in the end, because I will not read that. Not.
Snark at me if you like, I have very, very, very tough hide. So now, let’s go to the back of the book. Perry is going to win the R nomination and then he’s going to stomp Barry’s skinny little @$$ in the general. It will go down in history as rivaling Ronald Magnamus’s route of Mondale. So, who is our next VP and why do we care? It’s not like Perry is Obama, smoking and drinking himself to death or Older Than Dirt McCain. Well, I care because it’s his first Presidential level decision. It’s the thing that managed to make it possible for me to pull the lever for McCain. At least Palin gave him some redeeming characteristic.
I guess my favorite VP for Perry right now would be Cain. First, I think this government by the politicians, for the politicians, of the politicians is about to destroy our country. (And seriously, DO NOT go to those links unless you want to sit right down and cry. And if you do, come back here and write a dispatch about it, because I can’t due to the [redacteds] that keep showing up.)
So, back to Cain. He’s competent, as he has managed to not only run some very large corporations but to turn them around and save them from bankruptcy court (sort of the anti-Obama.) He’s not “of the government” and though that would give me just a slight pause if he was actually going to get stuck managing the public relations part of politics (the President’s job) I think it would help immensely when it comes time to decide who we’re going to fire, why we’re going to fire them and what we’re going to do with the empty buildings. (Yes, my expectations are unreasonably high.)
Bonus points for Cain: I would enjoy beyond the legal limit watching the knee pad media accuse Perry of racism with a black man on his ticket with him. Not that it would stop them. They’d probably just point out that
Uncle Tom Cain isn’t really black because he’s only half black well, just because. That’s why.
Of course, I would love Rubio, except that there’s something really strong in me that wants to save him until 2020. I absolutely want him. I want him as bad as ice on the 4th of July, but I hate our nasty habit of taking someone just getting started and tossing them in over their heads. He’ll be very, very, very good someday. For that matter, he’d be better right now than Obama. OK, that’s not much, is it? How about this: He’d have been better as a wet-behind-the-ears sixteen year old kid than barack is right now.
There are probably a dozen or more choices that I haven’t even considered that I’d love, love, love. I didn’t imagine Palin for McCain, but I loved it when he did it. So Perry might choose someone I’ve never considered who would tickle me pink. I just like speculating because I can’t get the back of the book open and I want to know what’s there.
Now, I’ll say this: I’m going to vote for Perry if he’s running with Becker’s Dead White Cat on the ticket with him. I’d vote for him if he chose Slow Joe Biden. But I will work my everloving rear off for him if he makes an impressive choice.
Who are you guys hoping for?