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2012-11-12 10:33:55 AM  
The Secretary of State job requires both tenacity and restraint, both of which may be difficult for a man's unique chemical constitution. The male hormone testosterone, while responsible for such wondrous miracles as back hair and upper body strength, is also responsible for an increase in male aggression, anger, and even violence.

Thats offensive. I'm sure Jezebel would take serious umbrage towards listing hormones as a reason why they would be ill qualified to make reasonable decisions 1 week out of the month.
 
2012-11-12 10:36:24 AM  
reading on, looks like I just got satire trolled.
 
2012-11-12 10:43:37 AM  
img.gawkerassets.com

Holy f*ck that's creepy.
 
2012-11-12 11:01:17 AM  
Obama should put Valerie Plame up for the job.
 
2012-11-12 11:01:42 AM  
More snarly queefing from Jezebel? No thanks, I gave at the office.
 
2012-11-12 11:03:00 AM  
Can he touch type? Make coffee? Answer the phone? Then I say yes, let's give him a shot at secretary.
 
2012-11-12 11:03:07 AM  
I don't see why Kerry would give up his safe Senior Senator position in order to take the Sec-State dead end.
 
2012-11-12 11:05:53 AM  
Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.
 
2012-11-12 11:06:59 AM  
now that Republicans got the inevitable...............

SFW

Link
 
2012-11-12 11:07:13 AM  
I'm actually quite glad that all of these boundaries are being smashed. The time is fast coming when a black or female Sec State or even President will be business as usual. It does at times come off as pandering, and maybe in the past it has been, but now any seriously qualified person, regardless of race or gender can be considered for absolutely any office without it seeming out of place. Good stuff, America.
 
2012-11-12 11:07:24 AM  

Party Boy: reading on, looks like I just got satire trolled.


Honestly, I'm face-palming for you here. Between the title of the thread being a play on every female/minority appointment ever and the part you quoted, you still hadn't figured it out?


Go get some coffee. I think you need it.
 
2012-11-12 11:07:38 AM  
We need more Hispanic midgets in the White House.
 
2012-11-12 11:07:38 AM  
Please be Huntsman, and let him be the Republican nominee in 2016.
 
2012-11-12 11:07:41 AM  
I know the article is satire, but the idea of Huntsman as SoS? That's in the "so crazy it might work" category. The guy is very well respected in foreign policy circles, he's proven he's willing to work across the aisle and it might finally finish off the "Obama is partisan" bullshiat. Huntsman's far more conservative than most people realize on most domestic issues, but at State none of that would matter.

I thought Hillary was a bad choice, but in retrospect it was a brilliant move.
 
2012-11-12 11:07:48 AM  
About time, there's a huge shortage of rich white men in Obama's cabinet!
 
2012-11-12 11:08:16 AM  
"Jo(h)n"

/that's where I lost it
 
2012-11-12 11:08:22 AM  

Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.


t2.gstatic.com

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.
 
2012-11-12 11:08:48 AM  

Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.


You still feeling that sting? That's still just pride farking with you. Fight through that shiat already.
 
2012-11-12 11:08:54 AM  
Is Jezebel still a humorless feminist website?
(I second Valerie Plame)
 
2012-11-12 11:09:13 AM  
What...like we've had in the past?

Was the author concieved during the Clinton administration?

I bet the author didn't realize Titanic was an actual thing......
 
2012-11-12 11:09:40 AM  

jaylectricity: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Holy f*ck that's creepy.


Eye bleach plz.
 
2012-11-12 11:10:13 AM  
"Being a man means there are female-only spheres that Huntsman and Kerry simply won't be able to penetrate"

roflololololol
 
2012-11-12 11:10:32 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: I know the article is satire, but the idea of Huntsman as SoS? That's in the "so crazy it might work" category. The guy is very well respected in foreign policy circles, he's proven he's willing to work across the aisle and it might finally finish off the "Obama is partisan" bullshiat. Huntsman's far more conservative than most people realize on most domestic issues, but at State none of that would matter.

I thought Hillary was a bad choice, but in retrospect it was a brilliant move.


I like Huntsman for the post for similar reasons. Plus, it would KILL his chance for a Republican presidential run for a decade. :0
 
2012-11-12 11:10:53 AM  
Clinton has been outstanding. But I'm eager to read her book about her work as SecState, and she can't write it while traipsing around the globe.

fta And the fact that men don't tend to carry purses means that if a foreign leader needs somewhere to put their cell phone, neither man will be able to offer aid.

I look forward to Secretary of State John Kerry making the satchel acceptable, and even popular, among non-metro men.
 
2012-11-12 11:11:04 AM  
That was deliciously reverse-sexist... bravo.
 
2012-11-12 11:11:08 AM  
If someone could sneak this line of reasoning onto a mainstream news program I would pretty much die laughing right there. I know this has been done before but this article made me so happy.
 
2012-11-12 11:11:21 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We need more Hispanic midgets in the White House.


When I am President, my VP will definitely be an Hispanic midget.
Whenever Air Force One rolls out, I'll have him yell: "De plane, boss, de plane!".
 
2012-11-12 11:11:25 AM  
Are people in this thread failing to realize that the article was satirical?

As in "we're just going to go down the laundry list of hangups everyone seems to have when someone other than a white male is elected to or chosen for public office" satire?
 
2012-11-12 11:11:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We need more Hispanic midgets in the White House.


Forget it, Salma Hayek does not want the job.
 
2012-11-12 11:12:42 AM  

FlyPanAm: Please be Huntsman,


Let's see... a Secretary of State who was highly respected as our ambassador to China, at a time where our strategic emphasis is shifting to Asia. Yes, please.

and let him be the Republican nominee in 2016.
Or the Democratic nominee in 2016, if the GOP doesn't extract its head from its rectum and no better candidates emerge. The likelihood of me voting for him is extremely high, no matter what letter is after his name on the ballot.
 
2012-11-12 11:13:43 AM  

clkeagle: FlyPanAm: Please be Huntsman,

Let's see... a Secretary of State who was highly respected as our ambassador to China, at a time where our strategic emphasis is shifting to Asia. Yes, please.

and let him be the Republican nominee in 2016.
Or the Democratic nominee in 2016, if the GOP doesn't extract its head from its rectum and no better candidates emerge. The likelihood of me voting for him is extremely high, no matter what letter is after his name on the ballot.


I doubt Democrats would vote in the primaries for someone who ran for the nomination as a Republican just four years previously.
 
2012-11-12 11:13:59 AM  

Party Boy: reading on, looks like I just got satire trolled.


Jezebel never really reads like the satire it is. I can only assume that this is because women are so terrible at writing satire. I mean, It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the people Gawker hire...
 
2012-11-12 11:14:42 AM  

tdpatriots12: Are people in this thread failing to realize that the article was satirical?

As in "we're just going to go down the laundry list of hangups everyone seems to have when someone other than a white male is elected to or chosen for public office" satire?


In all fairness, Smitty and the Modmins (loved their early albums btw) didn't tag it satire.
 
2012-11-12 11:15:08 AM  

clkeagle: FlyPanAm: Please be Huntsman,

Let's see... a Secretary of State who was highly respected as our ambassador to China, at a time where our strategic emphasis is shifting to Asia. Yes, please.


/satire

What, and give Republiacns a reason to simultaneously murder the 12 people in front of him in the succession tot he Presidency!?

\satire
 
2012-11-12 11:15:17 AM  
But, coming back to...

Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.


...last week I was listening to the AM right-wing 3 hours-of-hate shows for the schadenfreude, and countless time I heard pundits say that Romney should've picked Rubio, and then all the Latino votes would have been his. You know, the way Vice President Palin rallied all the women voters in '04, right?

Perhaps the GOP should stop thinking they can trot out their newest tokens and then announce them with an attitude of, "Here. Here's one of your own with us. You people like us now, righ? Great, see you in November." Perhaps the dumb savages can see through that by now.
 
2012-11-12 11:15:25 AM  

Lost Thought 00: I don't see why Kerry would give up his safe Senior Senator position in order to take the Sec-State dead end.


He's 68 now. Assuming he stays the full 4 years, he'll be 72 when Obama leaves.

He's up for re-election again in 2014. By the end of that term, he would be 78 years old. He might prefer to retire now.

Actually, I'd imagine it more likely that he becomes SOS for the administration in 2016.

/Has Biden indicated that he will run?
 
2012-11-12 11:15:55 AM  

Martin Silenus: Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.

[t2.gstatic.com image 190x265]

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.


Then, I'm reminded intellectual giants such as yourself vote. And that your vote counts as much as mine. And it's pretty obvious how the Democrats not only pulled this off in the first place, but keep the con going.
 
2012-11-12 11:17:11 AM  

Hunter_Worthington: Martin Silenus: Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.

[t2.gstatic.com image 190x265]

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.

Then, I'm reminded intellectual giants such as yourself vote. And that your vote counts as much as mine. And it's pretty obvious how the Democrats not only pulled this off in the first place, but keep the con going.


Account created: 2012-10-28 17:28:40

Well someone got a new alt.
 
2012-11-12 11:17:14 AM  
Kerry becomes secretary of state. Scott Brown wins a special election and reclaims his title as senator.
 
2012-11-12 11:17:30 AM  

jaylectricity: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Holy f*ck that's creepy.


Okay we get it, Holly Petraeus isn't very attractive. Leave the poor women out of this.
 
2012-11-12 11:17:33 AM  

Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.


4 more years! 4 more years!

//of butthurt.

///We're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you.
 
2012-11-12 11:18:03 AM  
OCTOMOM FOR SECRETARY OF STATE!!! (Cause a man can't do it)
 
2012-11-12 11:18:09 AM  
As a white heterosexual male working in the private sector, let me just say that the Republican flailing and racist dog-whistling since the election has brought me great joy. The sooner Bill O'Reilly's "white establishment" is gone, the better.

/what happens when whites officially become a minority in this country
//are we all sent to camps?
 
2012-11-12 11:18:28 AM  
About 4 paragraphs too long, Jez. Also a little thick with the metaphor, but that's OK.

// I like 'em a little thick
 
2012-11-12 11:18:48 AM  

fluffy2097: Party Boy: reading on, looks like I just got satire trolled.

Jezebel never really reads like the satire it is. I can only assume that this is because women are so terrible at writing satire. I mean, It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the people Gawker hire...


if I could only click the funny button 500 times here.
 
2012-11-12 11:19:04 AM  

Hunter_Worthington: Then, I'm reminded intellectual giants such as yourself vote. And that your vote counts as much as mine. And it's pretty obvious how the Democrats not only pulled this off in the first place, but keep the con going.


Because clearly the party that "doesn't talk about it" is the one composed of intellectual giants. Thankfully it has stalwart defenders like you who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, to vociferously deny reality on their behalf.
 
2012-11-12 11:19:05 AM  

Halli: Hunter_Worthington: Martin Silenus: Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.

[t2.gstatic.com image 190x265]

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.

Then, I'm reminded intellectual giants such as yourself vote. And that your vote counts as much as mine. And it's pretty obvious how the Democrats not only pulled this off in the first place, but keep the con going.

Account created: 2012-10-28 17:28:40

Well someone got a new alt.


Given the cabin fever on the East coast of that date, I am surprised there weren't more Sandy ALTs.
 
2012-11-12 11:19:19 AM  

jaylectricity: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Holy f*ck that's creepy.


came for this. Fark you Jezebel for ruining my sleep this week
 
2012-11-12 11:19:47 AM  

OneTimed: /what happens when whites officially become a minority in this country
//are we all sent to camps?


In all seriousness, we'll probably have to instate some apartheid-style systems to make sure order is kept.
 
2012-11-12 11:19:48 AM  

FarkedOver: Kerry becomes secretary of state. Scott Brown wins a special election and reclaims his title as senator.


Probably the number one reason Kerry won't become Secretary of State.
 
2012-11-12 11:20:02 AM  

Party Boy: reading on, looks like I just got satire trolled.


In your defense, it's usually hard to tell with Jezebel. Their writers aren't particularly great at humor, and the wank can be really high on that site.
 
2012-11-12 11:20:22 AM  

OneTimed: As a white heterosexual male working in the private sector, let me just say that the Republican flailing and racist dog-whistling since the election has brought me great joy. The sooner Bill O'Reilly's "white establishment" is gone, the better.

/what happens when whites officially become a minority in this country
//are we all sent to camps?


No, but all the white women will be raped. They'll just kill you for the bling.
 
2012-11-12 11:20:31 AM  
Some day we'll be able to look at candidates for powerful positions and not see gender.

Like Janet Reno.
 
2012-11-12 11:20:32 AM  
Obama needs to pick cabinent members that don't have batshiat insane republican understudies.

Two words: Jan Brewer
 
2012-11-12 11:21:49 AM  

Halli: Hunter_Worthington: Martin Silenus: Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.

[t2.gstatic.com image 190x265]

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.

Then, I'm reminded intellectual giants such as yourself vote. And that your vote counts as much as mine. And it's pretty obvious how the Democrats not only pulled this off in the first place, but keep the con going.

Account created: 2012-10-28 17:28:40

Well someone got a new alt.


with the amount of mileage it has, I think it's an old alt now. Or at least really, really weathered. Like the Lindsey Lohan of alts. Young but beaten to hell.
 
2012-11-12 11:21:56 AM  

clkeagle: FlyPanAm: Please be Huntsman,

Let's see... a Secretary of State who was highly respected as our ambassador to China, at a time where our strategic emphasis is shifting to Asia. Yes, please.

and let him be the Republican nominee in 2016.
Or the Democratic nominee in 2016, if the GOP doesn't extract its head from its rectum and no better candidates emerge. The likelihood of me voting for him is extremely high, no matter what letter is after his name on the ballot.


If he was made SoS, I don't think he could run, considering the time and effort it takes to be SoS and gather support for a presidential run, and the fact SoS is meant to be seen as above the political fray to an extent ( thats why they don't attend the conventions). So i don't think he could do both, unless he only did a two year stint and quit (which would definitely make him Republican VP material at any rate).
 
2012-11-12 11:22:43 AM  

Martin Silenus: Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.

[t2.gstatic.com image 190x265]

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.


Unfortunately, it's micturation, not lacrimation.

/As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee 
 
2012-11-12 11:23:00 AM  

tdpatriots12: FarkedOver: Kerry becomes secretary of state. Scott Brown wins a special election and reclaims his title as senator.

Probably the number one reason Kerry won't become Secretary of State.


That's my thinking. That seat isn't as safe as everyone once believed. Brown proved that a few years back. Or Coakley proved it for him.
 
2012-11-12 11:23:50 AM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Party Boy: reading on, looks like I just got satire trolled.

In your defense, it's usually hard to tell with Jezebel. Their writers aren't particularly great at humor, and the wank can be really high on that site.


I had to look it over and see if the term satire actually applied. Its loose. You know, like lib vaginas.

/jezebel level satire.
 
2012-11-12 11:26:02 AM  

Hunter_Worthington: Martin Silenus: Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.

[t2.gstatic.com image 190x265]

Give me more. More salty tears. So nourishing.

Then, I'm reminded intellectual giants such as yourself vote. And that your vote counts as much as mine. And it's pretty obvious how the Democrats not only pulled this off in the first place, but keep the con going.


photographyblog.dallasnews.com

twimg0-a.akamaihd.net

graphics8.nytimes.com

sharing.kypost.com

Can one overdose on tears? I think I'm close.
 
2012-11-12 11:26:34 AM  

EyeballKid: ...last week I was listening to the AM right-wing 3 hours-of-hate shows for the schadenfreude, and countless time I heard pundits say that Romney should've picked Rubio, and then all the Latino votes would have been his. You know, the way Vice President Palin rallied all the women voters in '04, right?

Perhaps the GOP should stop thinking they can trot out their newest tokens and then announce them with an attitude of, "Here. Here's one of your own with us. You people like us now, righ? Great, see you in November." Perhaps the dumb savages can see through that by now.


There's been a couple of threads on this not only this election but in the past as well. There's a lot of Republicans that don't realize the difference between Cubans and Mexicans.
 
2012-11-12 11:31:57 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: There's been a couple of threads on this not only this election but in the past as well. There's a lot of Republicans that don't realize the difference between Cubans and Mexicans.


That's easy. Mexicans = beans and rice. Cubans = rice and beans. 

/There are minor differences as well.
 
2012-11-12 11:43:30 AM  
Obama would be a fool to appoint John Kerry. It would lead to a special election to fill his seat where Scott Brown would be the apparent front-runner.
 
2012-11-12 11:47:25 AM  

Snarfangel: Satanic_Hamster: There's been a couple of threads on this not only this election but in the past as well. There's a lot of Republicans that don't realize the difference between Cubans and Mexicans.

That's easy. Mexicans = beans and rice. Cubans = rice and beans. 

/There are minor differences as well.


Yes, but Messicans don't eat beans with rice. They eat beans, and rice. Cubans, on the other hand, eat beans with rice. See 'Moros con Cristianos', which is farking awesome.
 
2012-11-12 11:54:21 AM  

maddermaxx: clkeagle: Or the Democratic nominee in 2016, if the GOP doesn't extract its head from its rectum and no better candidates emerge. The likelihood of me voting for him is extremely high, no matter what letter is after his name on the ballot.

If he was made SoS, I don't think he could run, considering the time and effort it takes to be SoS and gather support for a presidential run, and the fact SoS is meant to be seen as above the political fray to an extent ( thats why they don't attend the conventions). So i don't think he could do both, unless he only did a two year stint and quit (which would definitely make him Republican VP material at any rate).


Very good point. And really, SoS might be the absolute perfect job for him. Maybe he would bring enough credibility to the position that neither 2016 candidate would have any desire to replace him.
 
2012-11-12 11:55:38 AM  

andrewagill: /Has Biden indicated that he will run?


On election day, somebody asked Biden if this was the last race in which Biden thought he would be able to vote for himself, and Biden said no. Per a quick clip on NPR that I heard that day.
 
2012-11-12 11:55:52 AM  
 
2012-11-12 11:56:33 AM  

Boxcutta: Obama would be a fool to appoint John Kerry. It would lead to a special election to fill his seat where Scott Brown would be the apparent front-runner.


Last week Massachusetts ousted Scott Brown when they elected Democrat Elizabeth Warren. They also elected Democrat Joseph Kennedy, Democrat John Tierney, they approved the pro-consumer Question 1, and they supported the use of medical marijuana by approving Question 3. That doesn't seem to be an electorate eager to return to power a far-right Republican who supports the Ryan budget plan.
 
2012-11-12 11:58:55 AM  

skullkrusher: jaylectricity: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

Holy f*ck that's creepy.

came for this. Fark you Jezebel for ruining my sleep this week


I can't be the only one who fapped to that... am I?
 
2012-11-12 12:00:11 PM  
What about Warren Christopher?
 
2012-11-12 12:01:04 PM  

Notabunny: Boxcutta: Obama would be a fool to appoint John Kerry. It would lead to a special election to fill his seat where Scott Brown would be the apparent front-runner.

Last week Massachusetts ousted Scott Brown when they elected Democrat Elizabeth Warren. They also elected Democrat Joseph Kennedy, Democrat John Tierney, they approved the pro-consumer Question 1, and they supported the use of medical marijuana by approving Question 3. That doesn't seem to be an electorate eager to return to power a far-right Republican who supports the Ryan budget plan.


Why on Earth would anyone in their right mind take that chance?

Elizabeth
Warren
53.7%
1,678,408
Scott
Brown
46.3%
1,449,180


There are 1,449,180 people in Mass who voted for Brown once, and he's a known entity that can just flip the campaign switch back to On versus whoever the Democrats ran against him, who would have to start from scratch.
 
2012-11-12 12:08:22 PM  
A lot of people in this thread don't seem to remember what a bad candidate Coakley was. If the MA democratic party can, in sports terms, find a "replacement-level" candidate to run in a special election, they'll be fine.

/MA voter
 
2012-11-12 12:09:40 PM  

tdpatriots12: Notabunny: Boxcutta: Obama would be a fool to appoint John Kerry. It would lead to a special election to fill his seat where Scott Brown would be the apparent front-runner.

Last week Massachusetts ousted Scott Brown when they elected Democrat Elizabeth Warren. They also elected Democrat Joseph Kennedy, Democrat John Tierney, they approved the pro-consumer Question 1, and they supported the use of medical marijuana by approving Question 3. That doesn't seem to be an electorate eager to return to power a far-right Republican who supports the Ryan budget plan.

Why on Earth would anyone in their right mind take that chance?

Elizabeth
Warren
53.7%
1,678,408
Scott
Brown
46.3%
1,449,180


There are 1,449,180 people in Mass who voted for Brown once, and he's a known entity that can just flip the campaign switch back to On versus whoever the Democrats ran against him, who would have to start from scratch.


It's not really taking a chance. Massachusetts is clearly blue. But the simple reason is because John Kerry will be an outstanding Secretary of State.
 
2012-11-12 12:12:57 PM  

coeyagi: Given the cabin fever on the East coast of that date, I am surprised there weren't more Sandy ALTs.


Oh, I'm sure many alts are quite sandy.
 
2012-11-12 12:13:51 PM  
Fair enough, I'll defer to actual Mass voters as to the particulars of Mass politics.

Meanwhile, in Florida... /headdesk
 
2012-11-12 12:14:35 PM  
See, conservatives? There are some Republicans that Farkers like. Like Jon Huntsman.

Farkers don't typically like conservatives, nor do they typically like China, but they like Huntsman for his experience with China.

You know why? Because he isn't a bathit insane "Real American" asshat screaming for Obama's head with every other breath. He's a decent person, willing to work with or for either "side."

You know. A diplomat.

Which, I guess, is why most of you dismiss him.
 
2012-11-12 12:22:53 PM  

jso2897: AverageAmericanGuy: We need more Hispanic midgets in the White House.

When I am President, my VP will definitely be an Hispanic midget.
Whenever Air Force One rolls out, I'll have him yell: "De plane, boss, de plane!".


You don't to travel with the VP that often if you're the President (all the eggs in one basket thing). You should assign the job to a lesser cabinet member you can drag around.

/I would make my wife's uncle the SecDef
//he was VietCong
/or if he is too old, I'd go get a Gurkha, the end result though is the Ha-Ha-Guy regime is going to succeed at occupational wars, sup Pakistan?
 
2012-11-12 12:40:10 PM  
women in politics satire jon huntsman hillary clinton having it all politics

It's satire, folks, and is tagged as such. SATIRE
 
2012-11-12 12:42:22 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: women in politics satire jon huntsman hillary clinton having it all politics

It's satire, folks, and is tagged as such. SATIRE


Was the bad satire tag broken?
 
2012-11-12 12:46:11 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: women in politics satire jon huntsman hillary clinton having it all politics

It's satire, folks, and is tagged as such. SATIRE


But it's not Satireday!
 
2012-11-12 01:05:09 PM  

Snarfangel: Bathia_Mapes: women in politics satire jon huntsman hillary clinton having it all politics

It's satire, folks, and is tagged as such. SATIRE

But it's not Satireday!


Heh!
 
2012-11-12 02:01:57 PM  
asiasociety.org


No.
 
2012-11-12 02:52:40 PM  

quizzical: andrewagill: /Has Biden indicated that he will run?

On election day, somebody asked Biden if this was the last race in which Biden thought he would be able to vote for himself, and Biden said no. Per a quick clip on NPR that I heard that day.


I believe Biden will be older than Reagan if he runs in 2016.

/If Biden runs, not if Zombie Reagan runs
 
2012-11-12 03:16:02 PM  

Martin Silenus: snarly queefing


I was going to go with "sarcasm", but not any more.
 
2012-11-12 06:01:44 PM  

Hunter_Worthington: Thank God we elected a Democrat. I'd hate to see a nation hung up on ethnicity and gender.

//That the Democrats, people who habitually count the number, and ethnicity, of vaginas in a room managed to convince the nation that the GOP has the race/gender issues, is probably one of the greatest political moves of the 20th/21st Century.


First off, it's an obvious satire piece.
Second off, the Republicans genuinely believed that they'd pick up the female vote last time around by adding Palin to the ticket, despite her anti-choice views.
Third off:

Although the phrase "Southern strategy" is often attributed to Nixon's political strategist Kevin Phillips, he did not originate it,[8] but merely popularized it.[9] In an interview included in a 1970 New York Times article, he touched on its essence:

From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that...but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.

/The Republicans actually had the moral high ground on civil rights at one point. They willfully gave it up to win the votes of Negrophobe Southerners.
 
2012-11-12 07:19:50 PM  
Meanwhile, the last male Treasurer of the United States was appointed by Roosevelt.
 
2012-11-12 08:35:02 PM  
THIS IS WORSE THAN THAT TIME SOME GUY TOLD ME TO EAT MY KIDS
 
2012-11-12 08:39:23 PM  

winterbraid: THIS IS WORSE THAN THAT TIME SOME GUY TOLD ME TO EAT MY KIDS


You idiot! You were supposed to sell your kids to the rich so they could eat them!
 
2012-11-13 09:27:34 AM  
Short answer: no. Long answer: yes.
 
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