Veeps or Creeps?

September 3rd, 2008

This is not a political blog.  I have my own personal political stance, which is that all professional politicians, whatever their party, should be herded onto the US Seventh Fleet, sailed out over the Marianas Trench, and sunk. Still, large numbers of them would undoubtedly survive, since both gas and hot air float.

But I have to ask, what is it with the Republicans and the vice presidency?  Do they see it as the man/woman who is a heartbeat away from the Oval Office, which is the traditional view, or as assassination insurance?  The thinking seems to go, Nobody’s taking a pot-shot at our boy, not with this one waiting in the wings.

Since pictures are worth however many million words, let me put it as follows.

The Republicans are asking us to go from this:


Why not Britney Spears’ mother? They have so many things in common.

And please don’t get me wrong.  I don’t like Biden, either.  But he’s neither the Devil’s Spawn, like the current VP, nor Ms. NRA of 2004, like the nominee.

7 Responses to “Veeps or Creeps?”

  1. Jen Forbus Says:

    Tim, thanks for this wonderful belly laugh. I needed it this afternoon. I also have to say that Biden isn’t the environmental-less candidate either!

  2. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    Mrs. Spears isn’t a good choice because Kentucky is typically considered a “red” state. She doesn’t bring in any additional voters.

    I liked Fred Thompson’s comment, “The first VP candidate who can field dress a moose.”

  3. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Jen — Glad to provide a little levity. But Biden? Put a wind generator in front of him and he could power Des Moines.

    Cynthia — I thought he said, “Dress like a moose.” I’ve got to get a new pair of reading glasses.

  4. Stefan Says:

    Brilliant entry, Tim. The juxtaposition of those photographs is a kick to the cortex.

    One columnist suggested that “Moose” brings a new acronym to the language: VPILF. While that image may seem a bit wacko, remember the demographic here: a lot of Repubbos may well find the VPILF, well, someone they’d LTF. Perhaps we have reached the pinnacle of candidate-driven campaigns: “Who cares about the white-haired dude, Fred, check out the gams on that veep!”

    The lies and innuendo are already piling up. Few people know that Dan Quayle could field-dress a moose, or even a grizzly bear, using a Swiss army knife and his teeth.


  5. Lisa Kenney Says:

    I’m still stunned after watching Giulliani and Palin tonight. Wow. Is Rudy in 8th grade, or what? I was really hoping that maybe there was a chance that this election might stay focused on important issues and maybe we wouldn’t continue to look like the freak show we are to the rest of the world. I hope the Democrats think very carefully about the attacks tonight and continue to take the high road and stick to the issues. I am really appalled at the juvenile attacks these two made. I must have missed the parts where they talked about how they’d address our foreign relations, the economy, healthcare — you know, stuff like that…

  6. usman Says:

    Great Pics. That Ms. NRA photo is worth a post in itself.
    I thought Biden was a good guy. Obviously, I’ll be hearing a lot more and learning a lot more about him.

  7. Dana King Says:

    I’m generally left of center, though I have enough moderate sensibility to reject both Fox and MSNBC as house organs. The one thing I can’t tolerate from politicians is having my intelligence insulted. Leaving aside her personal qualities and family, to look the American people in the eye and tell them Sarah Palin’s selection was anything other than a cyncal, political move, with no eye toward its potential consequences should it be successful, is proufoundly insulting to the point of disrespect.

    I have my own issues with Obama (though I’ve been in the tank for Biden for years), but if the American people fall for this, we deserve whatever happens to us.

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