Thursday, September 11, 2008

Voting for skin

Tonight I watched the "Presidential Candidate Forum on National Service". One of the commercial sponsors was an anti-wrinkle product with Retinol. Both of the candidates wore heavy make-up. I am so disappointed that neither of them would wave away the make-up artist saying "Let them see the real me."

I want a scrubbed and unscripted and unvetted candidate. I would like a candidate in a tee shirt and jeans who is so focused on our national problems that he doesn't have time to knot a tie or apply deodorant or get a haircut. I just want him to be clean. In every way. And strong. And efficient. And to think of things that I have not thought of.

Oh well.


Anonymous henry said...

But such a candidate would be shot on sight by his army of handlers. They are not happy until you have reached a marionette stage where everything you do, say, or eat has been focus-grouped ad nauseam or polled from any possible angle. The next candidate will be one of those Honda robots. The dog would be cute.

9:48 AM  
Blogger David said...

Well, Sarah Palin is certainly unvetted. And there are lots of shots of her in t-shirts and jeans. And she sure needs a haircut. Sounds like a perfect fit.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Ashe said...

Wow. T, to your standards, I don't think we can even look to our priests ... though clean is a mighty goal.

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time this was allowed was the famous JFK/Nixon debate...And we know how far that got Nixon.

8:58 PM  

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