Tuesday, June 13, 2006

You Heard It Here First!

You may remember that back at the beginning of the year, I made a few pretty wacky predictions. Looking back over that post, I am actually surprised that one or two have been right on the money. Okay, not really, but this one was somewhere in the vicinity:
13.Hurricane season will start off with a bang in early June, prompting Al Gore to say "I told you so." Bill Clinton will come out of retirement to lead Gore's 2008 presidential campaign. The entire former Clinton administration will reunite to [blame] Presidential Bush and Karl Rove for any and all hurricane damage, caused of course by the secret Republican Weather Control Machine.
I know, I know, we aren't supposed to mention the secret weather control machine. But according to this AP story you can see I was on the right track:
As Tropical Storm Alberto threatened to strengthen into the ninth hurricane in 22 months to affect Florida, former President Clinton predicted Monday that Republican environmental policies will lead to more severe storms.

"It is now generally recognized that while Al Gore and I were ridiculed, we were right about global warming," Clinton said at a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party. "It's a serious problem. It's going to lead to more hurricanes."
Sometimes I amaze myself.

Hat-tip: Ian of Expose the Left

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Blogger kitty said...

I'm new to your blog, so forgive me if you've blogged on this before. But what do you think of Kinky Friedman as gov?

6/16/2006 8:01 AM  

Blogger Songbird said...

I try not to, although I am constantly surprised at how much support he seems to be getting from the conservative community as a "protest" vote against Rick Perry.

Kinky has been interviewed on local radio several times, and seems to be extremely shallow in his political viewpoints. He has some great one-liners about key issues, but when you question him further he invariably either babbles a little (showing complete ignorance on the subject) or just repeats his one-liner, as if we were a little too obtuse to get it the first time. If that doesn't work, he quickly diverts to a different topic altogether.

Looking at his campaign website, he is a very strange mix of conservative and liberal values. He does seem to be pretty strong on the anti-illegal immigration issue, but the only suggestion I've heard him promote (at least four times now) is his silly notion of giving millions of dollars to Mexican Army generals and then deducting money from their accounts every time we catch someone illegally crossing the border. A humorous solution, but that seems to be as much thought as he's put into it so far. On the other side of the coin, Kinky recently starred as a witness against the death penalty in the case of a man already convicted for a grisly murder. He had no expertise on the issue, other than his status as a celebrity.

A lot of rambling to say that the man does not seem to have a lot to offer Texas as governor. But so many conservatives are sick over the lack of conservative leadership offered by Perry that they are willing to put a non-Republican in office as a statement. After all, as I have so often heard, "how much harm can he do in one term?"

I'm more than a little concerned about the answer to that question, to be honest.

6/16/2006 12:10 PM  

Blogger kitty said...

"how much harm can he do in one term?"

The Repubs used to say that in '92 when it looked like Clinton would win. So Grover Norquist wrote an excellent piece for The American Spectator entitled "The Coming Clinton Dynasty" in which he spelled out just how bad a Clinton in power could be, beginning with packing the courts with liberal judges. Norquist was proven correct.

I have no idea what kind of job Perry is doing. I like Kinky, and I think some of his ideas are good, but he is a loon at times, too. I do like the idea of a non-insider running for office as I hate these career polls, no matter the party.

6/16/2006 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

US President Tim Kalemkarian, US Senate Tim Kalemkarian, US House Tim Kalemkarian: best major candidate.

6/04/2007 4:58 PM  

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