by Emmett R Smith
As matters stand just now, Mr Senator John McCain has won this 2008 presidential campaign, lock, stock and toiletbowl — or at least by a percent and a half of the popular vote, which is much the same thing more or less….
Well to begin with, the following bit on last night’s Saturday Night Live reminds me of why, once upon a time, I was a Republican too.
In the manner of Mr Vice President Bob Dole, these people are not all brooding drunken Nixons looming around on brandy behind drawn drapery, and when they have a sense of humor it is just great! Not every little dark shifty-looking Republican (or former one!) in other words is a lush and a schmuck:
But the REAL good news for the GOP is that The Mummy, Mr Ralph Nader, has entered the 2008 race today in a re-release of The Night Of The Living Dead.
Now the following offers some personal anecdotal insight into what these pet Republicans of mine are often “really” like, at least when the nice ones among them are not out in public making funny:
So now, please, just ask yourself these sorts of questions:
In the complicated maze of American political financing, isn’t it just wonderful that all unperceived for so long, Mr Nader has patently been hugging to his breast so patiently such a nice little wad of cash all this time?
And loot sufficient moreover to this well-timed day?
When do you suppose — and from where? — might he have had subterraneously such a fund of hope and beauty, and of even more wreckage of today’s more-and-more spoiled Democrat Party “unity?”
I admit it, I am Muslim and no prophet.
I have heretofore wondered but seldom, and then in desultory fashion only, just when Mr Nader might drop his his bomb of love on these toiling nomination-frenzies.
But I am no seer and so quite simply earlier this morning didn’t think even once of the Green Party, all the while rolling around on the floor and watching re-plays of Mr Governor Mike Huckabee cutting up on SNL. Still less did I even conceive of any greenery whatsoever while then watching Mrs Senator Bill Clinton lashing Mr Senator Barack Obama about his bony shoulders, with the bighouse brittle shattering broom of her just wrath.
Mr Senator Obama’s “sin” has been precisely that of the other idealist of american government in this race, Mr Dr Ron Paul:
Mr Senator Obama has taken the high tone and with it the high moral ground.
And just as with Mr Dr Ron Paul, that cheesy political soil has been cut from under the Illinois Senator’s feet now by the malice of subordinates. Mr Dr Ron Paul’s crew seemingly wrote racism for years in his newsletters, all unbeknownst to himself the good doctor says.
Now, and in just the same fashion one guesses, a crew of Obama-partisans has sent out a flock of wickedly-false slick mailers, all done up in plastic like Playboy magazines and discrediting the New York Senator’s national healthcare proposals — in the language of discredited press-reports the publishers themselves have long since withdrawn.
So says Mrs Senator Bill Clinton, and I for one can well believe her.
It is because this sort of scandal inevitably happens.
In it — and in nothing else — lies the test of integrity of any candidate.
Mr Dr Ron Paul has been abiding irritably in some little idealistic corner of political Hell for years. Accordingly, his claim if true that he didn’t know what some among a small handful of loyal stalwarts were up to while all were banged up together under siege for decades, simply and fatally does not say lots that is good to the public, neither about his administrative acumen nor true leadership ability does it speak at all well.
And surely true transformative leadership is supposed to be what this is all about, nicht wahr?
Well until now, Mr Senator Barack Obama has donned that beautiful mantle thus far far-more convincingly than the comparatively jaded Mrs Senator Clinton — or the often painfully restrained-seeming peeling-faced Arizona Republican Senator.
But now there is scuzz all over the less-than-wholly-magical garment, all smeared there by a little help from his “friends.”
And, Mr Ralph Nader has dropped down like a kind of bony jaguar, or turkey buzzard, from out of the global-warming doomed trees, all with a just little from his….
And so as matters stand now, Mr Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has as of right now won the 2008 american presidential race, all no doubt with way more than just a little help from — all of his friends.
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 24 February 2008]