The next degeneration

This explains John McCain as well, or as badly, as anything else:

The classic problem with dynasticism is regression toward the mean: the formidable father has a less impressive son. Having already gone down that route with the Bushes, we’re now embarking on a bizarre exercise in pseudo-dynasticism. Having witnessed the failure of the son, we’re now enthroning the man who could be the failed son’s crazy old coot of a favorite uncle.

Wait a minute. Bush 41 was formidable?


  1. Dan B »

    7 February 2008 · 11:18 am

    Wait a minute. Bush 41 was formidable?

    Compared to Duh-Buh-Yuh …

  2. Jeffro »

    7 February 2008 · 12:31 pm

    Read My Lips!

  3. Adam »

    7 February 2008 · 3:43 pm

    All of the most formidable presidents only served a single term.

  4. paulsmos »

    7 February 2008 · 4:55 pm

    go ask the IRAQI RED GUARD..the mother of all asskickings..

  5. Allen »

    7 February 2008 · 6:01 pm

    Formidable? What other president would have the cajones to throw up in the lap of another leader’s lap?

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