Monday, February 18, 2008

Next Year's "Presidents Day" May Be Different

Happy amorphous holiday. What exactly does "President's Day" mean?" Is it a day in which we honor all the presidents as we honor all the saints on All Saint's Day? There are a few presidents who don't deserved to be honored. Or is this holiday just to honor Washington and Lincoln? Washington once had a holiday of his own which he didn't have to share with Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln never had his own national holiday though non-Southern states had state holidays to honor him. Now with Presidents Day, Lincoln has at most half a national holiday. The Father of his Country has been compelled to share his day with the Great Emancipator, and, perhaps, every dodo that ever occupied his chair. Next year, God forbid, it may be one of these dodos (actually dummies from Madame Tassaud's). Unless Americans decide that they don't want a joint-presidency (something the Founding Fathers didn't want either) or America's first crypto- Socialist president (something the Founding Fathers could not even have imagined).

Well, if they don't want Hillary-cum-Bill or Comrade Obama as president, I guess they have no choice but to vote for the old "U-G-L-Y" white guy. In fact, come to think of it, Presidents Day could also be called "The Old U-G-L-Y White Guys Day." Someday that label will no longer be appropriate. But just don't let it be on January 20, 2009.


Vana said...

Guess all we can do is cross our fingers, go out in droves and vote for McCain, we don't need another Clinton in the White house, let alone a socialist.

Fantomas said...

Mc Cain COULD be worse than Bush in regards to Cuba's policy

If he doesnot engage them we are fucked..por alante y por atras con Mac Cain

Ms Calabaza said...

Nothing wrong with UGLY. George Washington was not exactly a hunk but they don't make them like him anymore. He was offered royalty and he turned it down. How many of the cast of characters that we have now would turn down being king/queen? In fact, some of them already think they are.


Fantomas said...

She is desperate

Esta desesperada LA clinton,

Hay que cuidarse de los SuperDelegados. Mucho cuidado Obama que te la quieren robar

Manuel A.Tellechea said...


Yes, quite a predicament for Lady Macbeth: Should she use the superdelegates to deny America its first African-American president, or "steal" the nomination from him and deprive the Democratic party (and herself) of its largest minority constituency.

It is clear that Hillary Clinton cannot win against McCain if African-Americans boycott the election. It remains to be seen whether the Democratic superdelegates can accept that fact and shift their support to Obama.

Then you will have not only Republicans voting for McCain but conservative Democrats and Hispanics, neither of whom are comfortable with an Obama presidency.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

ms. calabaza:

U-G-L-Y R-U-L-E-S.

Ms Calabaza said...

love it. We need bumperstickers.