Time warp: remember back when the president of the US was intelligent, charismatic, had some moral feelings and was, y'know, articulate? I mean, goodness knows he had his faults, but I feel myself hit by a wave of longing for better times when I see him on tv.


Blogger mrtn said...

Those were all encompassed in the sentence "I mean, goodness knows he had his faults, but..."

Clinton did terrible things (it seems most presidents do) but I just feel myself longing for not having a completely amoral, empty suit in the Oval Office. Clinton seems like an angel in comparison.

August 07, 2006 10:33 am  
Blogger Gaute said...

Ah, the sweet, pink tint of nostalgia...

August 07, 2006 12:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To quote Christopher Hitchens, "Clinton was a man in politics for therapy who wasted eight years of America's time".

August 07, 2006 6:29 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

Christopher "I-think-we-should-invade- Iraq-cause-that's-smart Hitchens?" That one? Cool. One more thing I disagree with him on.

August 07, 2006 7:02 pm  
Blogger Lasse said...

No one in there right mind would choose a fanatic Christian President over a ..... oh wait they did! over and over and over!
Let's face it should be a world election for a world leader

August 07, 2006 7:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mostly miss Thomas Jefferson. After him leaders became somewhat boring and vaguely corrupt (the latter obviously being much more forgivable than the former).

Do you think a world election would be so different? Sure, if only the informed, unselfish citizens of the world voted, but if that same sort of Americans were the sole voters in the primaries, neither Bush nor Kerry would have been chosen for candidacy.

August 11, 2006 5:45 am  

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