As the curtain falls on the reign of one of the worst United States presidents ever to be inflicted on the world, the race is on to see who will become the next person to hold the ability to destroy entire continents with the push of a small button.
Before I freely converse my thoughts on this mottled group of wizened and not so wizened campaigners, let us look back with disgust at the tenure of Old Dubya. What a horrible, all too thick and stupidly dumb person to be in charge of a nuclear power. In every poll result I’ve looked at (and there has been over 3) 60% plus of his fellow Americans disapprove of Bush’s “performance”. Ask yourself this question: Is the world a safer place because of the 8 years contribution of George W.? If you’re answer is yes then you are possibly a blinkered right wing evangelist spouting all manner of divisive hegemony from the safety of your Montana bunker – far away from the prying eyes of us normal people who believe our fellow man and woman should be loved and cared for, nurtured rather than bombed into submission. It amazes me that the Conservative right of America are tardy when it comes to offering healthcare to those who need it most, but quite freely welcome the spending of billions of dollars (that’s US dollars, not Fijian or Canadian) fighting a war over weapons of mass destruction that don’t exist (they were there, our intelligence said they were!! Look at the face of your intelligence – if Dubya is the commander-in-chief, what does that say about those lower down the food chain?)
Anyway, everybody knows that George W. Bush is an anagram of Ugh! Sewer Bog.
So to the former alcoholic coke fiend’s replacement…
The Republicans are probably going to put up John McCain – I don’t know why they didn’t last time. Handsome gameshow host Mitt Romney might be in there as number 2. He’s too pretty for the Republicans to leave out of it completely. Romney’ll be a good chance to sweep the female and crazy gay vote for the party if they keep him on.
Meanwhile, the Democrats who appear to be slugging it out for the top job are Barack Obama and Billary Clinton. I don’t know which one of these two will get through, either way, it will be most interesting to see if America is ready to be lead by a person representing minority groups such as the African immigrant community or women.
I think the world might be hoping for a Democrat president. Any Republican, no matter how handsome or how decorated he might be, is too close to the far right and would be in danger of adopting random oppressive policies at any time. Votes is votes.
The cost of this upcoming election will be massive. In 2004, Dubya spent $US367 million to be reelected. That is an astronomical figure and a figure that will be eclipsed by each candidate this year. Experts (and I don’t know who they are because I read about it on the internet and it didn’t say) predict each candidate will spend over $US400 million. How many schools would this buy? How many medical insurance policies could this pay for? How many days of war in Iraq would this pay for (nearly 1.5 according to Deborah White)?
Who will win? Who cares… It has to be better than a dumbass alky coke head (a well-known anagram of A-la-mode shaky suck bed).
Until next time.