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I Read the Back of the Book First

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?

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  1. I doubt this guy is on anyone’s short list for VP, but I would be happy if he picks Rep. Raul Labrador for the job. It would be a comfort to some in the Mountain West with a Mormon on the ticket so they won’t stay home. It will drive the lefty media crazy trying to push the meme that Perry hates brown people.

  2. Yes, I like Cain… and am very big on Allen West.
    I go with Rubio… yes, it’s early for him but he would then have 8 years under his belt in time for 2020. And he will deliver a large segment of the Hispanic vote (8-10% of the registered voters at last look) and probably a lot of those who will become “new voters” (having been on US soil for a grand total of about 15 minutes each) between now and the election.
    The total and complete cynic in me thinks that if Rubio is on the ticket the border will be 100% secure in less than a day… ICE will receive a new and improved set of instructions from the DOJ and will be deporting them en masse.

  3. I dunno; I don’t read the end of the book first, or even the back cover, been kinda Kindle-exclusive for a few years now.

    For me it’s still early, though I voted for Perry in our Tazewell County Republican straw poll a few months ago, where I think he did OK, perhaps even won, can’t remember, slept since then. It’s just great that we have so many fine candidates, announced & unannounced; just as long as we avoid the usual Republican habit of ‘next guy in line’, I’ll be OK with whoever. As someone pointed out, Becker’s Dead White Cat surpasses the incumbent hands down.

    For VP, historically they’ve tried to balance geographically, but that went out the window since Clinton/Gore; lately, balance has meant something else the #1 lacks, gravitas (GWB/Cheney), foreign policy (Obama/Biden-what a joke!). Again, an embarrassment of riches to choose from. I’d be fine with most anybody mentioned, Col West, Sen Rubio, Cong Ryan, Gov Martinez, sheesh the list is long and wonderful. Given my druthers, I’d see Rubio ripen in the Senate, so long as whoever is the VP doesn’t preempt Rubio down the line sometime. However, most of the up-and-comers, the Young Guns, are young enough that it really doesn’t matter, so long as they can avoid asinine scandals (step away from the cell-phone camera!).

    I’ve a secret hope, although I may not live long enough to see it, that my Congressman, Aaron Schock, steps up to the Top Job at some future point. He’s very young, sharp, his rise has been meteoric, and he claims to have great abs:

  4. I’m gonna be a party-pooper-scooper here. I am predicting (and mostly in favor of) a VP pick of Rudy Giuliani, with a consolation prize of Chris Cnristy.

    The reasons get complicated, and I am hacking this our on my phone, so to be extremely brief:

    — demographically and geographically it turns a win into a romp.
    — it follows the happy Dick Cheney tradition of putting a major badass in the segundo spot. Want State Dept and CIA cleaned out of traitors? Sic Rudy G on them. Want 5 or 6 cabinet departments amputated from the government? Rudy. Iran making noise? Give Rudy 15 minutes with that little munchkin to deliver the rein-it-in-or-my-boss-will-level-your-country message.
    — regarding the afore mentioned Young Guns. No question, those are great men in the making. But we are having a hard time bringing the House and Senate Repubs to heel. Let those guys stay in the fight with allies like DeMint, Benishek, Rand Paul, and upcoming new blood like Ted Cruz and Michael Williams, to get conservative leadership in both chambers. Let the crusty old farts clean up the Executive Branch for now.

    • I won’t be upset with Guiliani, though he’s sure not my favorite. It’s for social reasons, though not exactly like you’d think.

      He wouldn’t be in the spot to be making judicial appointments, and if he was I trust him to make good ones, so his abortion stance doesn’t bother me that way. But it bothers me a bit because I have trouble trusting the heart of a man who doesn’t see anything wrong with the killing of children in the womb. That just shows a callousness that is beyond what I can accept as a characteristic of a “good” man and I want good men in office.

      Christie had me at hello, but it’s kinda like they guy you meet who you think is the greatest thing since sliced bread: he says and does everything you’d hoped for; he’s tough as nails; he’s got brass balls; he’s careful with money and not stupid with budgets; but then he asks you out and drives up to pick you up in a Volt.

      The globull warming thing burned me. Everyone with two functioning brain cells knows it’s bunk now, yet he just announced that he’s a “believer,” even though he did pull Jersey out of the fiscal suicide pact because: see above note on not stupid with budgets.

    • You might have a point with Rudy, but I also think a certain retired Lt Colonel currently representing a Florida district would wield a pretty mean ax to exec branch departments, and would, with relish, deal with the Iranian psycho in short order.

  1. I doubt this guy is on anyone’s short list for VP, but I would be happy if he picks Rep. Raul Labrador for the job. It would be a comfort to some in the Mountain West with a Mormon on the ticket so they won’t stay home. It will drive the lefty media crazy trying to push the meme that Perry hates brown people.

  2. Yes, I like Cain… and am very big on Allen West.
    I go with Rubio… yes, it’s early for him but he would then have 8 years under his belt in time for 2020. And he will deliver a large segment of the Hispanic vote (8-10% of the registered voters at last look) and probably a lot of those who will become “new voters” (having been on US soil for a grand total of about 15 minutes each) between now and the election.
    The total and complete cynic in me thinks that if Rubio is on the ticket the border will be 100% secure in less than a day… ICE will receive a new and improved set of instructions from the DOJ and will be deporting them en masse.

  3. I dunno; I don’t read the end of the book first, or even the back cover, been kinda Kindle-exclusive for a few years now.

    For me it’s still early, though I voted for Perry in our Tazewell County Republican straw poll a few months ago, where I think he did OK, perhaps even won, can’t remember, slept since then. It’s just great that we have so many fine candidates, announced & unannounced; just as long as we avoid the usual Republican habit of ‘next guy in line’, I’ll be OK with whoever. As someone pointed out, Becker’s Dead White Cat surpasses the incumbent hands down.

    For VP, historically they’ve tried to balance geographically, but that went out the window since Clinton/Gore; lately, balance has meant something else the #1 lacks, gravitas (GWB/Cheney), foreign policy (Obama/Biden-what a joke!). Again, an embarrassment of riches to choose from. I’d be fine with most anybody mentioned, Col West, Sen Rubio, Cong Ryan, Gov Martinez, sheesh the list is long and wonderful. Given my druthers, I’d see Rubio ripen in the Senate, so long as whoever is the VP doesn’t preempt Rubio down the line sometime. However, most of the up-and-comers, the Young Guns, are young enough that it really doesn’t matter, so long as they can avoid asinine scandals (step away from the cell-phone camera!).

    I’ve a secret hope, although I may not live long enough to see it, that my Congressman, Aaron Schock, steps up to the Top Job at some future point. He’s very young, sharp, his rise has been meteoric, and he claims to have great abs:

  4. I’m gonna be a party-pooper-scooper here. I am predicting (and mostly in favor of) a VP pick of Rudy Giuliani, with a consolation prize of Chris Cnristy.

    The reasons get complicated, and I am hacking this our on my phone, so to be extremely brief:

    — demographically and geographically it turns a win into a romp.
    — it follows the happy Dick Cheney tradition of putting a major badass in the segundo spot. Want State Dept and CIA cleaned out of traitors? Sic Rudy G on them. Want 5 or 6 cabinet departments amputated from the government? Rudy. Iran making noise? Give Rudy 15 minutes with that little munchkin to deliver the rein-it-in-or-my-boss-will-level-your-country message.
    — regarding the afore mentioned Young Guns. No question, those are great men in the making. But we are having a hard time bringing the House and Senate Repubs to heel. Let those guys stay in the fight with allies like DeMint, Benishek, Rand Paul, and upcoming new blood like Ted Cruz and Michael Williams, to get conservative leadership in both chambers. Let the crusty old farts clean up the Executive Branch for now.

    • I won’t be upset with Guiliani, though he’s sure not my favorite. It’s for social reasons, though not exactly like you’d think.

      He wouldn’t be in the spot to be making judicial appointments, and if he was I trust him to make good ones, so his abortion stance doesn’t bother me that way. But it bothers me a bit because I have trouble trusting the heart of a man who doesn’t see anything wrong with the killing of children in the womb. That just shows a callousness that is beyond what I can accept as a characteristic of a “good” man and I want good men in office.

      Christie had me at hello, but it’s kinda like they guy you meet who you think is the greatest thing since sliced bread: he says and does everything you’d hoped for; he’s tough as nails; he’s got brass balls; he’s careful with money and not stupid with budgets; but then he asks you out and drives up to pick you up in a Volt.

      The globull warming thing burned me. Everyone with two functioning brain cells knows it’s bunk now, yet he just announced that he’s a “believer,” even though he did pull Jersey out of the fiscal suicide pact because: see above note on not stupid with budgets.

    • You might have a point with Rudy, but I also think a certain retired Lt Colonel currently representing a Florida district would wield a pretty mean ax to exec branch departments, and would, with relish, deal with the Iranian psycho in short order.

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