A Really Mean-Spirited Political Post in Which I Demonize All Those Who Disagree with Me (Caveat Lector)

 

 

The conservative writer and editor William F. Buckley, Jr., once said that, during Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign back in 1964, he had a fantasy:  He imagined Senator Goldwater taking the presidential oath of office at the hand of Chief Justice Earl Warren (a controversial and, for the time, quite liberal justice) and then, as his first official act as president, when summoned to swear to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, responding “I do.  Mr. Warren, you’re under arrest.”

 

I noticed, this morning, that the band was playing the theme music from the film Air Force One when Governor Romney appeared on the platform and then, again, when Representative Ryan emerged to meet the crowd.

 

I like the film Air Force One, and I like its music.   And I began to imagine President Romney’s first words after taking the oath:

 

“Get off of my plane!”

 

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  • Raymond Takashi Swenson

    I assume those words are directed toward Barack Obama, but generally Air Force One performs the commendable function of ensuring the former occupant of the White House leaves town and does not distract from the festivities. Just count the towels, napkins and silverware.

    • http://archaiologia.wordpress.com/ Ron Beron

      I remember when Clinton left the White House they took strategically significance keys from the computer keyboards. They also left little “surprises” for the incoming George Bush 2. Boys will be boys.

  • Kent G. Budge

    I was amused by the columnist who opined that the petty mischief played by Clinton’s departing staff on Bush didn’t rise to the level of a vast conspiracy, but perhaps it could have accurately been described as a half-vast conspiracy.

  • Ashley

    Clinton was half vast indeed.

  • christine

    yah ? it is such a big plane how do you know the person is Off


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