Saturday, January 05, 2008

Clintons Resort to Jedi Mind Tricks

Politics, (or campaigning at least) is simply advertising, where people are tricked into buying something that isn't quite as it is being packaged and sold.

Every once in while, a product comes along, like the iPhone, or Barack Obama, and people sense that there might be some steak behind the sizzle. They line up to purchase. They abandon the old product, which then tries desperately to rebrand itself, claiming to be just like the new one everyone now wants. Or better than it. More original. Tested. Proven. Don't leave us. You'll be sorry. You really gonna roll the dice with that new thing?

You can't fake authenticity, which is what our politics has been freshly invigorated with of late - on both the Republican and Democrat sides. Issues aside, it's nice to witness candidates who aren't programmed robots.

Bob Herbert has some better thoughts on what we are witnessing currently in this marketplace called the 2008 Presidential Election.

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3 Comments:

  • Politics -- what a deliciously carnal game. It makes me want to take up a spear and tear the leg off a live boar with my teeth.

    Clintons:Microsoft = FTL.

    By Blogger Say, it's Angela Natividad!, at January 7, 2008 at 9:17 AM  

  • First of all, JP, I hope you feel better soon.

    Secondly, I LOVE the caption/photo combination on this post. Brilliant!

    And three, I shudder to think that I used to believe the shit that scumbag Pat Robertson spews.

    All hail The Flying Spaghetti Monster!

    By Blogger TexanInHippieland, at January 8, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

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