Seriously?

When H.L. Mencken said “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public”, this might be the kind of situation he had in mind:

TMZ reports that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) recently suggested that former beauty pageant contestant Carrie Prejean would be a serious contender for public office:

[Carrie] has the ability to draw crowds and if she has a strong message to go with that, who knows what she can do? She has star power which can open doors.

We’ve all made mistakes when we were 17. [The sex tape] is going to be an impediment, but people are excited about her convictions and her beliefs.

They certainly are forgiving of their own when they think it might be politically-expedient.   And it just might be — there’s enough brain damage out there that if she ran for political office there would be people who’d vote for her.

Palin/Prejean 2012:  the Bible-Beatin’ Beauty Queen ticket!

28 Responses to “Seriously?”


  1. 2 Torontonian Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    ” . . . there’s enough brain damage out there that if she ran for political office there would be people who’d vote for her.”

    ——–

    A similar thing was said of Stockwell Day when he ran for office in Kelowna. Remember the Red Deer incident was so much of a millstone, he had to change to another province to get re-elected.(Most people seem to have forgotten Lorne Goddard and the child porn allegations.)

    A lady in Kelowna said something like: You could put up a Ken doll round here and it’d get elected.

    So with Prejean, also with Day.

    Mencken was always spot-on.

  2. 3 Rob F Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    “Palin/Prejean 2012: the Bible-Beatin’ Beauty Queen ticket!”

    Palin claims that she won’t be running. Oh well, it could always be Bachmann instead.

  3. 4 Dr. Prole Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Interesting. To me, snobbery is oh, say, forgetting how many homes you own a la John McCain. But if the definition of snobbery is wanting my elected representatives to have half a brain and be able to at the very least string together a coherent sentence, not be a quitter and leave the job they were elected to do half-done and the district/state/city in debt up to their eyeballs, and be able to answer difficult questions from the press, well then count me in! I guess I’m a snob too for not wanting to be able to view a video online of my congressperson masturbating, but maybe that’s just me. And it’s nice if they have experience in something – anything besides being in pageants and making pornography.

    Ohhh, I forgot, I also like dijon mustard like the snobby POTUS. Doubly snobbed! I’d better switch to more expensive wine as befits my new found status.

  4. 5 deBeauxOs Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Snobbery?

    You like hard luck stories Jasper? What about this gal, who pulled herself up by the bootstraps from a hard-scrabble childhood?

    You don’t like her so much, do you Jasper?

    You only like pretty women personally saved by Jesus (over and over and over and over again) that you’d like to fuck, right Jasper?

    Your vice is called lechery.

  5. 6 Frank Frink Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    A lady in Kelowna said something like: You could put up a Ken doll round here and it’d get elected.

    Or that grand old definition of a politician: “a fence post with hair.”

    Which come to think of it is a fairly accurate description of Ms. Prejean.

  6. 7 JJ Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Jasper

    snobbery

    Care to expand upon that?

  7. 8 JJ Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Torontonian – It’s amazing, some of the people that get elected to political office are so weird and dumb you’d never think it would be possible. But there’s always someone weirder and dumber who’ll vote for them.

  8. 9 JJ Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Rob F – I think Palin will run, at least in the primaries. It remains to be seen if she’d make it out of the primaries, though. It all depends what kind of shape the GOP is in. I’d love to see her run against Obama 😆

  9. 10 JJ Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Dr.Prole – I have no idea what Jasper meant by that… maybe he was saying “snobbery” because I insinuated that people would have to be really Dumb to vote for Carrie Prejean? But that’s not snobbery, it kind of goes without saying.

  10. 11 JJ Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    DeBeauxOs

    Your vice is called lechery.

    Which contributes to the Tubesock Holocaust 👿

  11. 12 JJ Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    FF

    Or that grand old definition of a politician: “a fence post with hair.”

    Which come to think of it is a fairly accurate description of Ms. Prejean

    An insult to fence posts everywhere.

  12. 13 Jasper Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “You like hard luck stories Jasper? What about this gal, who pulled herself up by the bootstraps from a hard-scrabble childhood?

    You don’t like her so much, do you Jasper?”

    I have no problem with Sonya, she just wouldn’t get my vote just like you wouldn’t vote for this man http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Estrada

    “You only like pretty women personally saved by Jesus (over and over and over and over again) that you’d like to fuck, right Jasper?

    No, not true at all. I know quite a few pro-life athiests who are very good people.

  13. 15 Phatbiker Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Day was a shoe-in for Kelowna, The north okanagan has more JW’s per capita than any place in the world, and also is somewhat of a bible belt. The conservatives could run a baboon there and he would win by a landslide.
    Palin/Prejean 2012, running on the “making the USA the laughing stock of the planet” ticket.

  14. 16 Janus Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Y’know, there’s a sneaky streak of perversity in me that hopes Prejean does negotiate her way onto a ticket somewhere in 2012. Do they still elect dogcatchers?

  15. 17 Frank Frink Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:17 am

    JJ,

    An insult to fence posts everywhere.

    True. Most fence posts actually serve a useful purpose.

  16. 18 balbulican Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 5:24 am

    “People are excited about her convictions…”

    Huh. I didn’t even know she had been charged.

  17. 19 RealityBites Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I guess I’m a snob too for not wanting to be able to view a video online of my congressperson masturbating, but maybe that’s just me.

    I have no objection to my elected representatives expressing themselves on video, provided they are not hypocritical little toads like Prejean.

    I’ve seen my MP naked (Bob Rae), and the man who’s interested in becoming MP or MPP in future, 519 Community Centre Board Chair Mathieu Chantelois, has done tasteful soft-core erotica with his husband.

    (NSFW)

  18. 20 Dr. Prole Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 8:41 am

    RB – see? I AM a snob! 😉 I sure as hell don’t want to see Russ Hiebert or Gordon Campbell stroking themselves (or anyone else).

  19. 21 The Anti-Social Socialist Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:36 am

    “519 Community Centre Board Chair Mathieu Chantelois, has done tasteful soft-core erotica with his husband.”

    Damn that’s rather hot, too… Yea, I’d happily see him in office; there’s someone who has no fear 😀

  20. 22 JJ Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:42 am

    RB 😆 😯 Way to make a little old lady spill her coffee first thing in the morning! That’s smokin’…

  21. 23 Dr. Prole Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Ok those guys are pretty freakin’ HAWT. If Gordon Campbell looked like that, I might be singing a different tune! And on the plus side, I’m sure Mr. Chantelois would not be lecturing or judging me on my family values or sexual morality. Carry on!

  22. 24 RealityBites Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Well some fear – because of his public profile he wouldn’t do frontal nudity. Theirs is the only section of the video that doesn’t include nudity and actual sex.

  23. 25 The Anti-Social Socialist Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    “Well some fear – because of his public profile he wouldn’t do frontal nudity. Theirs is the only section of the video that doesn’t include nudity and actual sex.”

    Then he’s intelligent too. Get him into office!

    Mathieu for Prime Minister!

  24. 26 Cornelius T.Zen Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Good morrow, all!
    Kids! Just in time for Christmas!
    The Republican Party (a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.)
    proudly presents their latest lineup of talking dolls…
    First up…

    CARIBOU BARBIE!

    Just pull her string, and hear such classics as:
    “I can see Russia from my front porch!”
    “I’m a maverick!”
    “Todd is soooo sexy!”
    And the all-time favorite:
    “Governing is tough! I got better things to do! I QUIT!”
    But wait! There’s more!
    Be sure to order your very own Caribou Barbie before our Christmas order deadline, and we’ll through in our latest model…

    VIBRATOR BARBIE!

    Just pull her string, and hear such soon-to-be-classics as:

    “That is so inappropriate, Larry!”
    “I believe in opposite marriage!”
    “The Bible says I can have fake boobs!”
    And our favorite:
    “Oh, God! Oh, God! YES! YES!! YE–WTF? oh, shit, I shoulda bought Duracells!”

    Batteries, accessories and legal fees not included
    Offer void where prohibited by law…or common sense – CTZen


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