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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Profiles in Courage?

All Republican Presidential candidates (except for Ron Paul, John McCain and Tommy Thompson, not exactly the top tier) are too chicken to handle a YouTube debate like the Democrats. They can't risk even getting that close to a live, unfiltered audience. I will say it again: any candidate for any office unwilling to answer live, unscreened, unfiltered questions from a live unscreened audience is a snivelling, pulling coward unworthy of a single vote for dogcatcher, let alone President of the United States.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kvatch said...

...any candidate for any office unwilling to answer live, unscreened, unfiltered questions from a live unscreened audience is a snivelling, pulling coward unworthy of a single vote for dogcatcher, let alone President of the United States.

Outstanding! Can I quote you on that? Oh hell, I think I will anyway.

7/29/2007 10:07 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Hey, if you can't plagiarize from your friends...

Besides, I rip off stuff from you all the time.

7/29/2007 11:08 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Is dogcatcher really an elected position anywhere? Just curious.

Good for Tommy Thompson. He's the highest-level Republican I ever voted for, back when I still lived in Wisconsin. Other than him, I think I once voted for a Republican sheriff in Austin.

7/30/2007 6:39 PM  
Anonymous dave said...

Terry Keel was actually a pretty decent sheriff, for a Republican. That was back in the days before he became a lickspittle for the right wing of the GOP and eventually Tom Craddick's toady as last-minute Parliamentarian for this last session of the Lege.

7/31/2007 3:56 PM  

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