Skip to comments.Next President Must Live Like Coolidge, Not Obama
Posted on 08/19/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
20 minutes, but he's already delivered one of the best lines in the campaign:
"I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can."
This will be grand news to Schylar Capo of Virginia. The 11-year-old made the mistake of rescuing a woodpecker from the jaws of a cat and nursing him back to health for a couple of days and, for her pains, was visited by a federal Fish and Wildlife gauleiter (with accompanying state troopers) who charged her with illegal transportation of a protected species and issued her a $535 fine.
If the federal child abuser has that much time on his hands, he should have charged the cat, who was illegally transporting the protected species from his gullet to his intestine.
So Schylar and other middle schoolers targeted by the microregulatory superstate might well appreciate Gov. Perry's pledge. But you never know, it might just catch on with the broader population, too.
Bill Clinton thought otherwise.
"I got tickled by watching Gov. Perry," said the former president. "And he's saying, 'Oh, I'm going to Washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as possible while I ride on Air Force One and that Marine One helicopter and go to Camp David and travel around the world and have a good time.' I mean, this is crazy."
This is the best argument the supposedly smartest operator in the Democratic Party can muster?
If Clinton wants to make the increasingly and revoltingly unrepublican lifestyle of the American president a campaign issue, Perry should call his bluff.
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If he was relevant, I'd be worried.
I’m pretty sure she will. After all, she sold the private jet the governor before her had bought and canned the private chef, IIRC.
King Gorm the Sleepy. Only Mark Steyn. Only Mark Steyn.
But this is a president who blames his dead-parrot economy on “bad luck” specifically, the Arab Spring and the Japanese tsunami. As Harry Truman would have said, the buck stops at that big hole in the ground that’s just opened up over in Japan.
Well said, love Steyn.
It would not surprise me if she did.
President Lincoln ran his administration with two clerks he hired out of his own pocket, IIRC. Mrs. Obama has what? 75 aides, not to mention how many people work for her husband!!
Gonna be tough to ignore natural disasters like Coolidge rightly did.
I loved this part:
“the motorcade tour seemed an ingenious parody of what (in Victor Davis Hanson’s words) “a wealthy person would do if he wanted to act ‘real’ for a bit” in the way that swanky Park Avenue types 80 years ago liked to go slumming up in Harlem.
Why exactly does the president need a 40-car escort to drive past his subjects in Dead Moose Junction? It doesn’t communicate strength, but only waste, and decadence.
Are these vehicles filled with “aides” working round the clock on his supersecret magic plan to “create” “jobs” that King Barack the Growth Slayer is planning to lay before Congress in the fall or winter, spring, whatever?”
Could you see Todd Palin as First Husband with 75 aides?
Neither can I.
Fixing America is going to take minimal government and maximum personal responsibility.
That means not running to government every time there’s money to be had. It means living with our own decisions.
Sadly, Rush could only get him to guest host on Monday.
His other guest hosts are unlistenable.
I’m getting a weird vibe that maybe he’s just no into us anymore!
“Does that detail alone suggest that a thousand-year dynasty dating back to King Gorm the Sleepy (regnant 936-958) travels in rather less luxury than the supposed citizen-executive of a so-called republic of limited government?”
There are two people for whom I’d give up my life: my kid, and Mark Steyn!
“I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I’ll go along with them.”
By the time I’m 55, I’d like there to be just three living current and past US Presidents — all of them Republicans.
Oooh! Be still, my beating heart!
I see what you said there, and I couldn’t agree more.