Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Who should be Gore's running mate?

* glenn:
"If the leaders whom we are supposed to hate so much -- even the ones who are The Terrorists -- keep getting elected democratically, doesn't that negate the ostensible premise of our foreign policy -- that America-loving allies will magically spring up all over the world where there are democracies and they will help us fight The Terrorists?

And beyond that, isn't it more likely that leaders who are hostile to the U.S. will be democratically elected around the world if we continue to engage in conduct seemingly designed to make the whole world resentful and suspicious of us?"

* Blinky's interview with brithume was remarkable for a bunch of reasons - one interesting thing was that he said his parents are worried about him - because they read the papers too much.

* bostonherald:
"The AP, of course, has been delivering unbalanced reports about U.S. national politics for some time, as when President Bush, whom AP reporters despise, is barely allowed to state his case on an issue before his critics are given twice as much space to pummel him. The AP, once a just-the-facts news delivery service, has lost its rudder. It has become a partisan, anti-American news agency that seeks to undercut a wartime president and American soldiers in the field. It is providing fraudulent, shoddy goods. It doesn’t even recognize it has a problem."

* via prissy, TimesOnline is reporting that p210 Alex converted to islam on his deathbed. larisa thought this was bullshit when it was floated last week. (The Times is simply re-reporting)

* After reading Gore's GQ interview, Tristero asks: "Who should be his running mate?"
(after reading that interview, my response was similar: "is it wrong to have a crush on a married politician? sigh.")


noise said...

Gore sold us on NAFTA. Perot looked bad but IMO he was right.

Do the Gore fans truly expect a reinvented populist Gore willing to buck the Establishment? Or once he is back in the political arena will he revert to his stiff, don't upset the applecart persona?

lukery said...

Do the Gore fans truly expect a reinvented populist Gore willing to buck the Establishment?

i don't know - but I'm willing to give it a shot now that Russ isn't running.

who do you favour Noise?

noise said...

No idea.

I do hope that the next POTUS isn't named Bush or Clinton. Might be too much to ask though. :)

lukery said...

Noise - that sort of nepotism only happens in places like Nth Korea & Cuba. Didja know that kim Il Jong only got his job through his dad!!! and Castro's brother is succeeding him!!!

rimone said...

he said his parents are worried about him - because they read the papers too much.

lol, cluuuue-less! they're only 60 years too late w/the worrying shite. fuckin' 'privileged' assholes, whom, as i believe it was Kathleen who once said here, i wish they'd never met.

oldschool said...

Who should be (Gore's) running mate?"

First, it looks more and more as if Gore isn't running. (ok, I haven't read the GQ interview - does that make it appear otherwise?)

Wes Clark plays very well with most progressives and would bring in a big vote.

You know who makes sense to me, on just about every issue, when I hear him speak?

Barney Frank.

It certainly looks as if we have a woman in the race, a black man in the race - do ya suppose that an openly gay man would be accepted? Or would that be the ultimate wing-nut head-detonator?

calipendence said...

Russ said he's to busy being a Senator the next two years to run for president. However, I wouldn't bet on him turning down a VP slot for someone. I think he as Gore's running mate would be the right combination for me. The right ('er make that "correct") Jewish guy this time! I might like Clark as the pres or VP slot too.

Whoever I see on the ticket in 2008, I want them to a) be able to win, and b) have little or no connection to the DLC and/or no corporate asskissing types. I think that's NECESSARY if we're going to get rid of corruption by getting in national campaign financing. Those are my big measuring sticks.

Though Gore was with the DLCers earlier and up through getting nominated last time, I think he's shown some sense to distance himself from them now. Perhaps having gone through that is even better than having no experience with them at all.

lukery said...

oldschool - omg - a gay man for president would be awesome.

read the GQ interview - and you'll understand my man-crush. (although it isn't necessarily much different to any other interview he's given lately)

calipendence: i'm not all that familiar with wes clarke. i understand the 'need' for 'natsec credentials' - but i'd (generally) prefer someone other than a military type. arkin warns about this.

i agree about gore - it's difficult to imagine him going retro and 'DLC-consultantish' - he knows he's *much* more loved now than ever before - and i can only imagine that if he gets back into the race, it'll be with the understanding/promise that he'll 'be himself' - or nothin.

i'd kill 100 baby jesi to get gore/russ for 8 years.

rimone said...

Lukery: i'd kill 100 baby jesi to get gore/russ for 8 years.

LMFAO! you made me spit coffee all over, thank you.

lukery said...

i owe you a keyboard (and a coffee)

rimone said...

you owe me a LOT more than that, dude, lol (actually i owe you). xxx