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Phyllis Diller with gams August 2, 2010

Posted by WillardWhyte in Musings, Politics.
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There’s only so much you can say about this woman, who becomes every day more of a sad figure as she flits about the political landscape, adding a zinger line here,¬†accepting a party favor there, and generally adding to the evidence that there is nothing she would not do for money — or applause.

She wouldn’t last a half-hour in most of the playgrounds we all frequented and her¬†taunts and asides into the spitoon just all play to the basest in even the fringe. At least Pat Buchanan made you stop and think every once in a while.

This act just makes you wince and wish she wasn’t so photogenic so the cable guys would just lay off and let her go home and clean the fish.

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1. free antivirus - August 11, 2010

did you vote for obama? be honest

WillardWhyte - August 12, 2010

I did, though I wondered about his inexperience and Chicago connections — and liked McCain as a man. Overall, I do not regret that vote at all. I think the major problem with him lies in his failure to take control of his party; he is still the “outsider” and has failed to tame the leadership on the hill, which bows to the fringe nutballs. As presidents, I think he and Bush are victims of transformative events — he by market crash/recession and Bush by 9/11/2001. Both events that changed the world in ways any president is powerless to control, mould or remedy — even though we expect them to pull a quick fix out of a hat. Neither had much of a chance to execute an agenda they spoke of as candidates.
My problem with Palin is that she is a liar, a manipulator and a for-personal-profit rabble-rouser. Her moral fiber is virtually nil, in my view. As an entertainer — a warm-up act? OK, good theater. But we need leadership, solutions and a strategy to rebuild. Way beyond her pay grade — even if she cared for anyone outside of herself.


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