September 10th, 2006

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Better Cheney than Bush

Another argument against the claim that it doesn’t help to oust Bush, if Cheney takes his place, depends on popularity. Although Bush has a 30 to 40 percent approval rating, Cheney is about as popular as Tojo in Wartime Hawaii. Thus Cheney most likely would find it harder to persuade Congress. It’s hard for me to picture Cheney becoming as popular as Bush; he’s an ogre-like character who shoots people in the face and makes them apologize for blocking his shot.

Furthermore, it just occurs to me, it would become harder for him to ‘operate in the shadows’, as he fancies himself doing. That might crimp his gonads a little, although probably not. He’d delegate to some Iran-Contra fiend.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Saints lose

I didn’t go to today’s game, because it’s been drizzling and I’m
aching, but anyway I didn’t miss anything I’d have regretted not
seeing, because the Saints ain’t the champions. See

Two years ago I nearly stayed home for the fifth game of the Northern
League championship series, then because it was sunny and I was
aching, but I gave in and showed up (without Kristy) in about the
third inning. If I hadn’t gone I would have missed the ‘miracle at
Midway’ (a bottom-of-the-ninth-inning two-out comeback that finished
with a grand slam). But not so today. Whew!

Yes, I am strange that way, being glad they lost so I wouldn’t have
missed their victory. Another example is the year we went to Duluth
for a playoff game, and made the Saints staff who were sitting behind
us look puzzled, because I was dressed up in Duluth garb and was
rooting madly for Duluth. The reason is I was sick of baseball by then
and wanted the season to end for me, which would have happened had
Duluth won that day.