I’m not a member of any organized political party–I’m a Democrat.–Will Rogers, 1930.
That’s not exactly what he said, but close enough. And it rings true. I’m a card-carrying Democrat, as in, it’s enshrined on my voter registration card.
Sometimes it can be a little embarassing to be a Democrat. Like when they do shameless pandering, but hey–what can you do? Be a Republican? Republicans are shameless panderers too, but they do a better job of it. At least they’re better at concealment of their motives, whereas Democrats are all kinds of transparent. They (We) are like little kids who tell a lie with our fingers crossed. Like nobody can see those crossed fingers and know exactly what it means.
Yesterday, I got an email from Paul Ryan, who wanted me to support him and Mitt Romney in their efforts to be America’s Comeback Team, after four years of failed leadership. So here is my question. How did Paul Ryan get my email address? He got the email address right, but the message begins, “Dear Priscilla…” Which isn’t my name. I mean, you have to wonder–if they can’t get that right, can they run a country? I can see it now. “Dear President Puffkin, or whatever your name is…”
On Friday, my favorite editorial writer for the Tallahassee Democrat, Paul Flemming, wrote a piece called “Bored in Tampa? Wanna bet?” The gist of the article was that just in case you thought there would be no drama left in the Convention, he suggested several issues you could bet on, just to liven things up. It would make a great drinking game.
Here are a couple of examples.
Name the distance, in miles, of Sarah Palin’s designated seat from the podium. My guess is, 4,805 miles. That’s the distance between Tampa and Anchorage. Your turn. If you get closer, you win.
More arrests. Hookers or Occupy protesters? This is kind of an inside joke, because Tampa is famous for hookers. Could this be the reason the Republicans chose Tampa, during the most active month of the hurricane season? My money is solidly on the Occupy protesters, because hookers are smarter than they are. They manage to get arrested way less often.
I hope Paul Flemming will be going to the Democratic National Lovefest too.