20 May 2006
Half of a dark horse
An unexpected semi-hemi-demi-endorsement from Sean Gleeson:
Q. Name one Democrat you'd vote for president in 2008.
A. Blogger Charles Hill (writer of Dustbury.com) is the only registered Democrat I would even consider voting for any office, and even then it would depend on who the Republican opponent was. If Hill ran against Arlen Specter, sure.
This declaration, of course, will be of invaluable importance to other Oklahomans concerned with Pennsylvania politics.
My potential as a Senator, I suspect, would be decidedly limited:
I have a simplistic (if correct!) view of the big issues, a tiresomely detailed view of the small things that matter not, and no time for the big muddled middle where most of life actually takes place.
If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve. If mailed the paychecks nevertheless, I will cash them with a heavy heart: really, the people of Oklahoma (or Pennsylvania) deserve so much better.
Actually, this speech was swiped from James Lileks, declining to run for Senator from Minnesota in aught-six; I suppose that my mentioning it here demonstrates my own qualifications, in that I can plagiarize at least as well as Joe Biden. (Or maybe not, since I did link to the original.)
And I don't have any political plans: I'd hate to have to build an extension to a closet just to accommodate all the skeletons.Posted at 11:00 AM to Political Science Fiction