Saturday, December 22, 2007


As expected, Tom "Boom Boom" Tancredo has dropped out of the Presidential race to become a gun-for-hire on the American frontier. Jesse Walker posted this truly awesome bit on the Reason blog:

"Tom Tancredo has dropped out of the presidential race. He will be replaced by Montezuma Aztlán Calderón, an undocumented worker from Oaxaca who will denounce the Brown Peril for just $3 an hour plus room and board."

Well played, Sir. Well played.


Holly said...

I don't think he knows it yet, but I believe Mitt Romney has also missed the brass ring. His reaction to Time's Person of the Year was very revealing (International relations: FAIL!), and now stories are popping up in the news, revealing him to have Bill O'Reilley Disease...

He's done.

Rufus said...

I think Romney will be like Al Gore- I think the idea that he's a fibber will do him in.

In general, the Republicans have a handful of candidates who are good in a few areas and really lousy in others. If they could just combine them into one person...

The Time Magazine Person of the Year is just the person who had the greatest impact on world events in the year. They explain that every year, but there's always a bunch of people, like Romney apparently, who think it's supposed to be the most admirable individual. So, if they pick someone like Bill Gates, people are happy. But when it's someone like Hitler (who I think got it twice actually) people are horrified.

gregvw said...

Yeah, I guess he's just unclear on the concept. A selection of past "winners" is informative:

1938 Adolf Hitler
1939 Joseph Stalin
1954 John Foster Dulles
1959 Dwight David Eisenhower
1965 General William Childs Westmoreland
1971 Richard Milhous Nixon
1972 Nixon and Kissinger
1979 Ayatullah Khomeini
1982 The Computer (WTF?)
1990 The Two George Bushes
1995 Newt Gingrich
2000 George W. Bush
2001 Rudolph Giuliani
2004 George W. Bush
2006 You (Douchebags!)

Rufus said...

Well, admittedly, the Ayatollah did save all those orphans from the burning orphanage... and so did the computer actually.