Friday, April 1, 2011

Basil 2012

I'm making it official: I am a candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Now, before you dismiss me and my political aspirations, look at who else is running.

I'll wait.

Yeah, see? You got Obama, who, even after over 2 years doing the job, isn't capable of doing the job.

You got nobody else in the Democrats, unless Kucinich runs. He's a joke.

Nadar will likely run as an independent or for the Green Party or the I'm-46-Years-Past-My-15-Minutes Party or something. He's a joke.

For the Republicans, nobody will come out and say they're running. They want to tease. I don't mind so much someone that looks like Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin when it comes to a tease, but a Haley Barbour or a Herman Cain or a Newt Gingrich or some other dude? And even the Michele or Sarah? I don't want it to be a tease. I want it to be a prelude. You guys know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, no one on the Republican side will come out and say they're running.

Of course there's the whole Ron Paul thing. But he's nothing more than Lyndon LaRouche without the conviction to commit mail fraud.

So, we need someone to run. And that someone to run is me.

Let me tell you a little about me.

1) I'm not a Muslim. I've been not a Muslim longer than Obama's been not a Muslim.

I'm Baptist. We've had 3 Baptist presidents so far (Truman, Carter, and Clinton), so I've got that baggage. At least some of that is baggage.

But, I'm willing to counter that by going to extreme measures when it comes to a running mate. I'm thinking I'll pick a Methodist. That ought to offer proper balance to the ticket.

B) I have a birth certificate. I know, it's not fashionable to actually have one of these, but I do. I was born in this country. In Georgia. Which is a real state, not one of those made-up states like Hawaii or California.

III) I served in the military. I served during Desert Storm. No, not in Iraq, but I did manage to keep northern Virginia safe. Got a NDSM for it.

4th) I've actually had a real job. No, I'm not a career politician. Which means I don't have any actual political experience, but hell, Obama's political experience consisted of voting present, so I'm no worse off there. And, actually having a real job where you got to get up in the morning and hit the drive-through for breakfast and fight traffic and deal with dumbasses at work ... Yeah I've done that. About to do it again in just a few minutes. So, I understand what all you little people have to go though. And I probably won't forget you when I'm all big and important and president and such. Probably.

Five) I don't mind pissing off people to get my way ... when I'm right. Dealing with Congress? If I'm right, I'll hold firm and not give an inch. What's the worst that could happen? Congress won't pass any legislation? Like that's a bad thing?

Finally) I'm always right. That's the good thing about being me. Whatever I say or do, I'm right. It's awesome always being right. You ought to try it. I don't know why more people don't.

I'm not selfish about it, either. I'm willing to share my ability to always be right with the rest of the country.

So, vote for me in 2012. Then you can be right, too.


  1. I'll start working on the bumper stickers!

  2. The best part about being President will be that someone else does your bullet point numbering.

    I'm voting for you for the sole purpose of becoming Bullet Point Czar. We good on that?

  3. innominatus:

    paul mitchell:
    I can't think of anyone more qualified.

  4. Get your paperwork done, I'm voting for you. I'll pass it on to the mom's at school. ;-)

  5. I'm in, but only if I get to do the White House blog.

    Yes, lolterizt! will be a weekly feature.

  6. I don't know, Basil...

    I mean, your run for Governor of Tennessee didn't turn out so good.

    But heck...Lincoln, and Nixon lost a bunch before they got elected President, too. So, history might be on your side.


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