Thursday, 1 February 2018

of Politics and First Ladies

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies."
- Groucho Marx


For the most part, I'm not that much into politics. The old mantra that suggests we should always do our patriotic duty and vote, even if it means voting for the lessor of the evils, has never sat well with me. The way I see it, such an approach really means that, no matter which way you slice it, you're still voting for evil. I am convinced beyond the shadow of doubt that, ultimately all politicians, must have some measure of shyster blood in them. In my way of thinking, there is really no other explanation for the circus performances we are forced into witnessing day after day from our duly elected leaders, regardless who or which party is in power.

But I would like to further weigh into the political arena with a suggestion.

What if we voted, not so much in favor of the actual candidates, but based our votes upon the potential first ladies that they'd bring with them if elected? Wouldn't that throw an interesting spin  on the election process! Call me a sexist prude if you must, but it seems pretty clear that in the last US election, based upon that criteria, the right candidate won. But then again … Hmm. Could you imagine Bill as the First Lady?

And now that I've planted that image in your head, have a nice day.


Post Script:
All jesting aside, however, I think old Bill would have made a more interesting First Lady.

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