April 30, 2007

Let's be honest ...

... there's no way John Edwards' "dream job" is to be a mill supervisor! I mean, how many guffaws did that draw when uttered? And let's be more honest -- what actually is preventing Edwards from pursuing that line of employment even now (or before)? Seems to me he could have had it at any time. Chee-yeah -- the dude who paid $400 for a goddamn haircut wants to be a mill supervisor. Yeah, John -- you're "one of us." Ugh.

At least Dennis Kucinich and Bill Richardson knew what the freak the question was about. They answered "astronaut" and "Yankees center-fielder" respectively.

On the GOP side, Sam Brownback gets the panderer award for his answer of "farmer." Puh-lease. The question was DREAM JOB, you dunce! What's preventing you from nailing that down right this instant?? John McCain's answer is also achievable right this instant: "foreign service."

Rudy Giuliani understood the question -- he wants to be the "[Yankees'] TV announcer." Mike Huckabee would like to be a "bass player for a rock band." And Tom Tancredo nails the obvious: "He wants to be president!" Hoo-rah.

For the record, my dream job is to be a science fiction or [Marvel] comicbook writer. As one of my favorite scifi writers, Larry Niven, once admitted in a book's prologue, getting paid to do that "is like stealing." I suppose getting paid to do anything you absolutely love feels that way.

Posted by Hube at April 30, 2007 06:03 PM | TrackBack

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Won't it be great if we can ever get back to where we take people at their word?

Posted by: Perry Hood at May 1, 2007 09:12 AM

Perry, how do I know I can trust you when you say things like that?

Posted by: greg at May 1, 2007 03:06 PM

Greg, I personally found Truman, Ike, Kennedy, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush-41 and even Clinton more trustworthy than our current crop! Simply reject that view if it does not sit right with you.

Posted by: Perry Hood at May 1, 2007 06:13 PM

Perry: It's a joke. Lay off the caffeine.

Posted by: greg at May 4, 2007 07:58 PM