Monday, May 29, 2006

Politics Makes the Same Old Bedfellows

The current president of the United States is the son of the president before last. There has been a Dole or a Bush on the Republican ticket in every presidential election since 1972, and Libby Dole and Jeb Bush are eligible to keep the streak alive two years from now.

Over in the other party, the two leading candidates for the next nomination are the man who served as vice-president of the most recent former president, and the same former president's wife.

Complete lack of imagination appears to be the true bipartisan ideal in American politics.

The awful Ryan Seacrest noted with pride last week that more votes were cast for the winner of this season's American Idol than for any president in history. This statistic may be related to the rules of the singing contest. It starts with brand-new contestants every time.


At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That, and American Idol votes were cast Chicago-style - as many votes as you want to pay for.


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