This is a reflection of how the political system should work. Only in leapyearguy's brilliantly demented mind. I enjoyed the wit and wisdom of a beer drinking good old boy getting elected to the highest office in the land. We can only wish, great story, well worth the read.
So—taking the recommendation of Pj—I read it. Pretty good—and then I thought about it.
Sometime ago, I thought I'd run for office. I was broke, unemployed and unemployable. In my mind I said.."I can take a bribe as well as the next guy," if I was gonna run, that would my only campaign promise.
So talked to a few of my few friends and got the familiar reaction.
"You're nuts." and I had fewer friends. They were serious.
Then I got a job in a porn store. That blew my incentive to run.
From a ridiculous plot line, only 8 years ago, to the somewhat worrisome 'almost plausible'!
I was surfing through the Random Stories and came across the perfect entry for this silly season. Written in early '08, by leapyearguy, a yokel from a dive bar in PA runs for President on the slogan best paraphrased by: "Who gives a fuck, just do it!"
It would have seemed totally ridiculous in '08 but, as we found out again, ANYONE can be President if promoted right and that bears out in spades this season. On one side we have an aging Hippy who believes everything can be free, and an also aging Harridan who talks about the evils of Rich Corporations while taking tons of cash from them. Did you know she wrote her Master's Thesis on Saul Alinsky?
On the other side we have an entire Short Bus FULL of eager aspirants, topped by the two favorites who have absolutely no connection to the DC cesspool.
So... you thought that flyover people had no clout? Think again.
This is Revenge of the Herds!