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11/11/11 – Let’s All Hide Under Our Beds

Waking up this morning, as I often do, I was immediately greeted with much ado about 11/11/11.  At first I just assumed that Herman Cain had introduced a bigger, bolder tax plan – upping the ante on 9/9/9 and daring Perry or Romney or one of the others to go for 12/12/12 or God forbid 13/13/13.  People seem to be equally divided on whether 11/11/11 is incredibly auspicious or should have us hiding under our beds.  I opt for under the bed, especially when it dawns on me that the 2012 elections are now less than a year away.

GOP Presidential Debate June 13, 2011 in New H...

Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr

Republicans are dancing in the streets these days, convinced that Obama is toast.  And the plague of presidential wannabes is elbowing its way toward Iowa and New Hampshire, two states that are microcosms of say South Carolina.  Each contender is convinced that he or she is the one who will butter the toast.

They bob up and down in the polls, each judged by where they stand in relation to Mitt Romney who, when they finally come in from the playground, will be the guy with all the marbles.  The Republicans Who Matter want Romney, and the RWMs will get Romney, even though God doesn’t much care for him (his being a Mormon and all).  But in a showdown between God and the RWMs, you know who’s going to win.

In the meantime, the others offer amusement to carry us through the cold winter months.  Rick Perry puts his foot in his mouth just about as often as Herman Cain puts his hands where he shouldn’t.  Michelle Bachmann has created more jobs than the lot of them – jobs for fact checkers, that is.  Newt growls.  And who will rise out of anonymity to become the flavor of the month for December?  Ron Paul? Rick Santorum? Or poor Jon Huntsman, who occasionally says something intelligent when he should know better.

Out from under the bed now.  And let’s not forget, 11/11/11 is Veterans Day.


6 comments on “11/11/11 – Let’s All Hide Under Our Beds

  1. hebeindc
    November 15, 2011

    thank you for following me! Roll on 2012 …!


  2. R.Wallin (as above).
    November 23, 2011

    Doorbell, DonkeyHotey’s take on John Bolton has a strange resemblance to one “Sandy Gilmore” from our past. He proved to be a suspect in a Russian Bear heist. I wonder if his shady side isn’t posing as a Mr. Bolton in hope of stealing the GOP nomination to regain his status as a newsmonger. What do you think? R.Wallin, SLC, BFD.


    • Richard Daybell
      November 27, 2011

      Sandy Gilmore. Did he disappear from the air waves? Our air waves here in Vermont disappeared themselves many years ago. And I’m sure he could steal the GOP nomination — as could Bolton or the Russian Bear.


  3. elroyjones
    December 7, 2011

    Gary Johnson was the best of the lot then he disappeared.


    • Richard Daybell
      December 8, 2011

      I guess I must have blinked during his candidacy. One too many vetoes I suspect. According to his website, the Republicans Who Matter told him they had to draw the line somewhere. And they drew it below Herman Cain?


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