Monday, August 20, 2007

I Wouldn't Mind Being a Senator

And I'm sure that if one of our senators in PA has an untimely death that I'll be approximately 20,000th in line for an appointment to the job by Ed Rendell.

But I certainly wouldn't want to run for senator. That would be, as someone regularly says, hard work. Campaigning is hard work, even for relatively lowly jobs, and it exposes you and yours to all kinds of scrutiny. Constantly.

Running for president is also hard work, which is why all these fake potential candidates rarely come through. I'm also starting to doubt that Fred Thompson will actually make an honest run for the job. Whether gucci loafer Fred* is riding around in a golf cart because he's lazy, or (as is quite possible) because his illness doesn't exactly make him feel like a million bucks all the time, I do not know. Either way, running for preznit is hard work.

*And, no, I don't give a shit what kind of shoes he or any of the other candidates wear. By the rules of the game this seems like some sort of Grand Political Error. I think unless he buys his shoes at Wal-Mart he's not a real American. Or something. But, as far as I'm concerned, he can wear diamond crusted moon boots.