“You've got to remember, that these are just simple farmers, these are people of the land, (e.g. the brush clearers, the moose hunters, the polar bear cub murderers) the common clay of the new west. You know . . . morons.” - Blazing Saddles
“Oh, I think they’re critics just not used to someone coming in from the outside saying you know what? It’s time that a normal Joe Six-Pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency, and I think that that’s kind of taken some people off guard, and they’re out of sorts, and they’re ticked off about it,” - “Six-pack” Sarah Palin.
Sorry Sarah, but if you had read a newspaper or a magazine in the past eight years you would have known we’ve been there, done that. We’re very used to “saying you know what?” We had our beer with George. Bar's closed.
As you gather with your loved ones around the Looking Glass tonight and watch what McCain hath wrought, remember the wise words of a “critic” who so astutely foretold the devolution of our body politic. H.L. Mencken's astute prediction on the future course of American presidential politics and the electorate's taste in candidates has sadly come to pass. Jimmy Carters aside, H.L. pretty much nailed it.
“All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily and adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
Will Sarah be “Joe Six Pack’s” hero to replace the current mediocrity of the White House? And if she does, what a “Lost” country it will be. George fiddled while Wall Street burned. Following his “Joe Six Pack” gut instincts, he has virtually bankrupted the United States of America and put us in hock to the tune of nine trillion dollars — a sum larger than that accumulated by all the 42 other presidents we had in two and a quarter centuries.
Kind of makes me want to give up the suds. Sorry, Cindy.