Monday, December 06, 2010
Apparently a childhood in Hawaii, Kansas, and Indonesia leaves a young boy devoid of poker-playing experience. I had a glimmer of hope that after the election some of his advisers would explain how LBJ got things done and he would get a clue.
Yes, I'm a cockeyed optimist.
So he met the Republicans who were stomping their little feet and shouting that if they didn't get every single thing they wanted, they'd burn the house down. And he couldn't manage to say "Ok, burn the house down" then go on television and explain how they were out back lighting matches. Instead he said "No, no, I'll give you what you want. Don't burn the house down. And have a cookie."
If you don't understand this concept perhaps you need to read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie."
I think I'll support Bernie Sanders for president in 2012. At least he has a spine.
Update 12/7/10, evening: Bernie Sanders just held a press conference with about 2,000. Here is an early set of notes.