November 05, 2008

Riddle Me This

Here's what I can't sort out:

The "exit" polls all say that the economy was the numero uno factor on the voters' collective minds this time around. Fair enough. But the economic meltdown was precipitated by a housing crisis caused by people signing papers they didn't understand in order to purchase houses they couldn't possibly afford.

So why do they now believe that a president they don't understand and can't possible afford is the answer to their problems?

Burnt fool's bandaged fingers? Meet fire.

Oh, and btw, I checked in my garage again this morning. Still no unicorn.

Posted by Robert at November 5, 2008 09:51 AM | TrackBack

You Llama people are so out of touch it is disgusting.
Go back to your garden Robert and, pretty soon, your wife will call you into the garage to view the unicorn.
LMC, I have no advice for you.

Posted by: Babs at November 5, 2008 12:41 PM

Dear Robert:

Resignation accepted. With prejudice.

Might I suggest New Zealand. Or Tasmania. I guess South Africa is out, unless you have a time machine.

Oh, for the good old days, eh?

Posted by: Pep at November 5, 2008 12:54 PM

I want a lollipop tree. Unicorns eat too much.

Posted by: rbj at November 5, 2008 03:48 PM

Actually, there is no contradiction. Both the subprime morgage crisis and the election of Obama are indictments on the judgment of the American people.

We've met the enemy, and he is us. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

When McCain launched into his faux-populist attacks on Wall Street, I understood something very important about John McCain -- he understands that the core of the problem is that the American people are simply now too dumbed down to understand the correct and sophisticated argument. Many conservatives saw McCain's populism as an indictment of McCain -- that he isn't a real conservative. Well, maybe there's a little truth to that. But McCain is a very sophisticated politician who has won many elections. I think it was McCain's indictment of us that he ran a populist campaign. His assessment is that we (collectively) weren't smart enough to understand the issue, so why bother running on it.

What bothers me is that I think McCain may indeed have been right.

Posted by: The Abbot at November 6, 2008 07:06 AM