Teh Squeaky Wheel
Yawning Sunday salutations, Wheelizens!
Now, more than ever, I believe that winning public office at any level should come with a death sentence which can be commuted if one doesn’t screw-up too badly. (And yes, I see the obvious flaw: the commutation process will be immediately corrupted because politics.)
Perhaps successfully elected officials should instead be assigned to a team of mercenaries who don’t get paid their enormous bounty unless the official is terminated. Sure…that’s a different perverse incentive, but I could live with that one. 👿
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
While I don’t tend to go as far as you in re politicians, I think a good start would be to eliminate both qualified and sovereign immunity, as well as removing all exemptions of the law as applied to government officials, i.e. the laws apply equally to all. Government officials should also participate in Social Security and Medicare and politicians should not earn salary for life.
Angry hyperbole aside, I’m actually totally down with all of the items in your comment.
It’ll probably never happen, because, “Ooooh…look what’s on Nextflix!!1!”
Good morning and happy Sunday -- hi Fatwa and Paddy.
I was watching Sarah Palin’s 2008 vp acceptance speech -- it brought back not just how much talent she had, but how excited Republicans were to have her on the ticket. And it reminded me of all that she stood for and why the left hated her like they did.
Hai, Sven --
The GOPe loathed her damned near as much as the left; politics is a jealous god.
True -- the Republican party establishment hated her too. Funny world we live in.
U No Hoo has another McBlog:
…jerrie barrett of st olaf’s church in ogden Utah…
What. A. Maroon.