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01/20/2005: If you want to join the bandwagon....

The lovely and multi-talented MadKane has apparently launched a grassroots effort to fulfill a fantasy of hers: President Barbara Boxer in 2008. And why? (Well besides the obvious reason; that's way too easy....):

She's a true liberal, she does her homework and, unlike the weenie-dems in the Senate and House, she has the courage of her convictions.

Barbara Boxer's actions throughout the Ohio vote and Condi Rice hearings are more than enough to earn my support. Moreover, Boxer puts her fellow democrats to shame.

On second thought, the weenie-dems put themselves to shame.
Wow, a female Democratic presidential candidate that isn't Hillary. What a concept! That, in and of itself, would be reason enough to hop onto the bandwagon.

Len on 01.20.05 @ 09:23 AM CST


Replies: 6 comments

on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 11:33 AM CST, Mad Kane said

Thanks so much for mentioning President Boxer!

on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 1:18 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Oh yeah, bring her on! The country's moving center-right, so yeah, we need someone more to the left of Kerry. Better still, let her and Hillarious fight it out. That oughta keep comics busy. This one almost writes itself.

BTW, turn off the Java crap!!

on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 1:43 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Just for that, Mike, the "java crap" stays.

But I still love ya.


As for the comics, they'll be poking fun at whoever runs for the office, no matter where they fit on the spectrum. My recollection is that your boy Bush has been the well-deserved butt of quite a few jokes. Like one by Dennis Miller, before Dennis traded his agent for a pimp and turned Republican:

"Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but as a comedian, with George W. Bush coming into office, I feel like the owner of a hardware store before a hurricane. I hate to see it coming but I have to admit it's good for business."

on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 5:29 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Actually, "my boy" was Michael Badnarik. And thank God no one noticed him. A Presidential candidate who refused to pay income taxes? A "constitutional scholar" who doesn't understand separation of power? Whoo.

on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 8:11 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Well, Article II of the Constitution doesn't make it a qualification for the presidency that one either knows any constitutional law or is current on his tax bill. At least if he'd gotten elected the IRS would know where to serve the tax liens.


on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 10:51 PM CST, Brock said

Yeah, Badnarik was the final proof that the Libertarian Party will never amount to anything more than a joke.

Incidentally, I went to college with one of the principle figures in the great Harry Browne scam. She was in my graduating class. I wouldn't say we were close friends, but we attended a lot of the same parties.

I was not aware of her political leanings until years later, when I was told that she and her boyfriend were on Browne's payroll.

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