Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Thought That Bob Barr Was Against Drugs... what the heck was happening on the set of Hannity and Colmes tonight? Former Georgia Congressman, Federal Prosecutor and current ACLU public face Bob Barr was saying that he would run for the office of the President of the United States, as a third (or fifth) party candidate. I was shocked, is there an under-represented community of short, shrill pains in the butt out there? I always wondered how the guy got elected to Congress in the first place, he really comes off as an annoying scold. Who, other than Democrats, would give the guy money?

Hmm, Barr's Wikipedia entry states that he is already running for the nomination of the Libertarian Party for President. I guess that I should have turned the sound on earlier in the interview but the guy is so unlikable...

And what is it with Libertarians? I myself subscribe to some of the ideas that they push, many of those ideas are the basic principles of conservatism but the public faces of the Libertarian Party seem to believe that dramatic changes can be imposed rather than be sold. Libertarians are usually singularly awful at marketing their ideas, making them horrible and often terribly shrill candidates. Far be it for me, a guy who wears a smock at work to mention this but they could also use some fashion tips.

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Blogger Publia said...

Looking forward to those fashion tips (don't forget the short people!) and further explanation of where those smocks came from in the first place.

4:06 PM  
Blogger El Rider said...

Well, as far as the smocks go, the Board of Trade once traded cash grains and had samples on the floor, they only used pencils and chalk, they used to smoke on the floor; those guys had good reason to wear cheap coats with lots of pockets that can be easily cleaned every week. There is also the issue of "lucky" garments, those coats and ties can get pretty threadbare. The coats can show what firm the wearer works for or what job they have. Independent traders and trading groups often choose coats in order to appear distinctive in trading pits.

7:33 PM  

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