Marsha

Politics, shmolotics

Today is Super Tuesday. It’s very likely that after today we’ll know who the parties’ candidates will be or at least have a pretty good idea of what the ballots will look like.

Via Franklin at the Panopticon, Dolores has announced her own candidacy and platform—which, as you might expect, is very knitting-oriented.

I have nothing against pro-yarn proposals, but I do expect a bit more depth from any politicians I choose to endorse. So I was pleased to see, at the Park Bench, a political platform I like. To paraphrase William Shatner, “I can get behind that!”*

My favorite points are “Mary McDonnell will be named Secretary of Education…just in case” (BSG, anyone?) and “We all will be issued jet packs and robots.”

I mean, really—who couldn’t use a jet pack and a robot? I’m convinced that if everyone had them, the world would be a much better place.

*If you’re looking for a music recommendation, I can say that Shatner’s Has Been truly is terrific. It’s great in all that ways that his Transformed Man—which I admit to owning as well—is bad. Then again, The Transformed Man was so bad that it actually transcended its own awfulness and became kind of good…

4 Responses to “Politics, shmolotics”

  1. Frankon 06 Feb 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Hear, Hear! Mary McDonnell for Secretary of Education! And robots too! Now I have a write-in candidate to back…

  2. Chelleon 06 Feb 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Marsha! I got impatient and decided to pick a winner for my mini-contest and the random number gen picked you. Email me your address so I can send your prize to you :-)

  3. Marshaon 06 Feb 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Frank: And don’t you agree that Shatner should get an Oscar, too?

    Chelle: Wow! Thanks!

  4. jennuon 07 Feb 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I love, love, love Has Been!