teh stupid it burns us
In a world...
...where George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Joe the Not-Plumber aspire to governmental power...
...there is a new player -
For all of his wild-man antics, the politically conservative Nugent is talking about following in the footsteps of celebrities such as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger or wrestler Jesse Ventura, who won gubernatorial races.
"That would be beautiful," Nugent said when asked if he would run for governor of Michigan in 2010. "I have threatened to do so and I was sincere."
Some of Nugent's antics make even Schwarzenegger's past outspokenness appear measured by comparison.
"Michigan was once a great state. Michigan was a state that rewarded the entrepreneur and the most productive, work-ethic families of the state. Now the pimps and the whores and the welfare brats are basically the state's babies."
Hey, that comment about "pimps and whores and welfare brats" couldn't have been racist, could it?
It certainly could:
Nugent refuses to mince words and often uses a racial epithet to describe blacks that normally would mean political suicide. He says his embrace of the word reflects his respect for the black contribution to rock and roll and has another expletive for anyone who disagrees with him.
Wheee, 'cause the deep intellectual statesmanship that only someone who refers to himself as "The Nooge" offers is just what we need more of in politics these days.
Face it, G.O.P.: Palin, J-T-N-P, and TEH NOOOOOGE - racists, idiots, and airheads - are the face of your party for the foreseeable future.
Self-inflicted wounds are always the most painful, guys. Here's to a magnificent festering.
(Oh, and BTW - Joe-The-Not-Plumber? Said something stupid. Just like I predicted he would.)