The Slightly Silly Party (US version)

“He’s got the hair, she’s got the shoes,” points out E. M. Zanotti in suggesting a Palin/Trump ticket:

The 2012 GOP field is full of people who we aren’t sure have met civilization yet. A number of them have names more typically found in Harry Potter books. Only one of them spent his high school years in a Dungeons & Dragons themed rock band where he played keyboards inside of a giant cocoon. The worst thing that could happen is that any of them would win the nomination. At this point, the GOP could nominate a tuna melt and it would have as good if not better chance of beating Barack Obama. So I say, why not nominate Sarah Palin and Donald Trump? At least the campaign would be entertaining.

Just think: crazy accents, giant hair (the blow drying bill for that ticket would be astounding), they’d be mostly self-funded, and together, they could drive even the most even-tempered person insane. It can’t really get better.

I’m guessing this isn’t the tuna melt in question.


  1. KingShamus »

    4 June 2011 · 12:41 pm

    I remember in 1995 hearing Mort Kondracke–or some other moderate nebbish type–say something to the effect of “As long as the Republicans don’t nominate Darth Vader, they can beat Bill Clinton.”

    Then they picked Bob Dole in 1996, and proved Kondracke right.


  2. CGHill »

    4 June 2011 · 12:46 pm

    In 2012, by comparison, Darth Vader is electable, especially when you consider the failures during Palpatine’s term.

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