Wake me up if any of the idiots start rioting, please. (And, for the record "idiot" == "anyone who starts a riot over a damn' Presidential election." Do-over every four years, remember? Sure, any Prez can do a lot of harm, but they only get 8 years max, then some other sad schmuck gets stuck holding the bag.)
I'd like to tellya U. S. Presidents and candidates for the office are Heroes and/or Villains but increasingly, I suspect they're the guys who couldn't come up with a good enough excuse quickly enough when their party came calling. We've puffed the presidency up to a degree that even George Washington would find overblown and the hyperdramatic corn the personalities and pundits peddle on election-night TV is a direct result of it.
Remember, even at its most serious, it's "Chewing gum for your eyes," just like Frank Lloyd Wright said.
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