Thursday, February 17, 2011

Presidential~~~Or How My $1000 Suit Made Me Look Good!!

When I read today's quotes; I was reminded of how the word 'presidential' has been widely used over the past few decades, in the United States. Countless times I have heard news reporters and news commentators say "Mr So and So looked very presidential today or Mr So and So's statements made him look very presidential.'

The dictionary definition states that presidential is an adjective that means:

1. of or pertaining to a president or presidency.
2. of the nature of a president.

 So basically, in the usual vague dictionary way, it means that what ever situation you find yourself in you must look like you are the president. Because if you look like the president all will be OK. Mind boggling is it not

 Over the years; looking presidential has become much more important than actually doing things that make you presidential. Many people actually vote for the person who looks more presidential. Because looking like a president must mean that you will be a good president. What bull shit that is. It has become similar to voting for the freaking prom queen.

Today's offerings:

[On Clint Eastwood running for Mayor] What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who's played with a chimp, could have a future in politics?
~~ Ronald Reagan

This may take some explaining for some of my younger readers or those who are not into movies. Clint Eastwood made the 'Every Which Way But Loose' movies which featured an orangutan and Ronald Reagan made a movie named 'Bed Time For Bonzo' that featured a chimpanzee. Ronald Reagan was actually a very funny man in a dry sense of humor way.

I’ve never been to an Al-Qaeda Christmas party, but I have seen the invites. No music, no dancing, but we promise the fastest game of pass the parcel you’ve ever seen.
~~ Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is a very talented comedian, who loves in England,  and comes from Iranian ancestry. He proves that there is humor in the Muslim world. Look up his body of work; you will be impressed.

Today, the L.A. Times accused Arnold Schwarzenegger of groping six women. I'm telling you, this guy is presidential material.
~~ Dave Letterman

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I have not put much stock in our presidents. I like some, I hate others and I am totally baffled by others. But some how we go on. That also amazes me. Thank God for our system of 'Checks and Balances'

The next time you find yourself standing in a voting booth; look into the soul of the people that are asking for your vote. There are few things more precious than the vote you are about to cast. Because when you vote for someone you are passing your voice to them. Make sure that their voice mirrors yours.


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