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4 more years!

Posted by Ziggity | October 16, 2007 5:12 PM

Great idea. They should try that.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 16, 2007 5:18 PM

Doubt it will work, what with the anchor of her husband dragging on her campaign.

Posted by Greg | October 16, 2007 5:23 PM

Laura will never run for anything. Save your anxiety for George P.

Posted by Joseph | October 16, 2007 5:26 PM

Oh, give it a rest.

Until her daughters enlist in combat units in Iraq, she has no chance of being elected.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 16, 2007 5:33 PM

Plus Laura killed a person with her car. Hillary only told Vince to commit suicide.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | October 16, 2007 5:51 PM

This is sort of why I don't want Hillary to get the nomination and win. If she becomes president that will mean we've had a Bush or Clinton in the White House since 1980.

That is not good for democracy.

Posted by Ryan | October 16, 2007 5:59 PM

Yeah. She'll win, for sure!

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 16, 2007 6:00 PM

No, it was Karl Rove that did that to Vince.

Notice how he suddenly gained weight right after? Guilty conscience - sadly, he then went right back on his path to pure evil.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 16, 2007 6:00 PM

Let me clarify what I just said.

We *have* had a Bush or Clinton in the White House since 1980 (that'll be 28 years when W is finished). No more, please. Thank you.

Go Edwards.

Posted by Ryan | October 16, 2007 6:03 PM

Laura should run - I like her.

Mrs. George Bush Sr. ( aka. Granny Barbara) would make a great campaign manager.

And imagine the notables who might campaign for her, cast of thousands. Charlton, Arnold, and Ann.

Do it Laura, do it.

After all is said, God, I wish she was running the country, don't you all agree?

Posted by Lynn Ward | October 16, 2007 6:11 PM

There's nothing voters love better than a mannequin.

Posted by keshmeshi | October 16, 2007 6:23 PM

#10 - that is the least convincing chant of the moment ... what is the quality of leadership is the only question.

And, that chant is anti - Hillary , most likely invented by Rove.

Posted by Jack | October 16, 2007 6:30 PM

Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney are harpies.
They are throwbacks to the 1950's. Those are the women folk GOPers like, passive aggressive bitches who prop up the menfolk.
That's why they go batshit over Hillary Clinto, because she's so much like them, but gets away with being "Liberal."

Posted by isabelita | October 16, 2007 6:31 PM

Keep thinking that, Jack. Personally, I like Hillary. But 32 years of only two different families running a country is *not* what I want out of a democracy.

Posted by Ryan | October 16, 2007 6:32 PM

My God. Keshmeshi said something that sent me into a 4 minute howl of laughter. Grrr!

Well done, feminazi. Well done.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 16, 2007 6:37 PM

Laura Bush is the most gracious and poised First Lady since Jackie.

Posted by raindrop | October 16, 2007 6:51 PM

@17--Her poise is due to her medication. This murderess shall never hold elected office.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 16, 2007 7:15 PM

screw this dude. vote for edwards.

Posted by Cale | October 16, 2007 7:33 PM

Yeaaahh. Let's have a white man in power for 224 straight years instead. White pride! Women suck! Gooo Edwards!

Posted by jamier | October 16, 2007 8:04 PM

Laura was a democrat before she shacked up with Bush II the Emperor Strikes Back. the fact that she rarely makes political statements would seem to back up the fact that she may not agree with the administrations policies. except when she is being a passive-aggressive paleo-conservative housewife.

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 8:06 PM

If you want to "think different" -- Obama.

Posted by Andy Niable | October 16, 2007 8:06 PM

i think 43 consecutive male presidents is bad for democracy

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 8:07 PM

Wait. Forget Laura. I just found out that Celine Dion has a new album coming out in mid-November. Sweet!

Oh, and vote for Obama.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 16, 2007 8:21 PM

I agree with you about not wanting another white male president.

I will definitely put my support behind Hillary, Obama, or Edwards when one of them gets the nod.

It's just that, in addition to fear of a 2 family dynasty, I just find myself agreeing with Edwards more than the other 2.

Obama is a pretty good candidate, except I don't like his reliance on biofuel and so-called "clean coal" in his energy plan.

Posted by Cale | October 16, 2007 8:26 PM

@24 not sure i can trust a Canadian who moves to the US. though universal healthcare is more likely, why would a canuck choose to live in Nevada?

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 8:27 PM

What, that vapid bitch? She looks like my third cousin from the Appalacians: Buck-toothed and empty-eyed. The only person who could be a worse president is her husband.

Posted by Justin | October 16, 2007 8:29 PM

"Clean Coal" is probably just pandering to the rust belt, no one in their right mind believes it can help the environment. that said on the whole i still prefer Obama, though i am a little pessimistic about his ability to climb to the top of the ticket after 2/3rds of a term.

but i really can't stand Edwards, i'd vote for him, but i liked Kerry better.

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 8:33 PM

@26--I think maybe she just got sick of the cold Canadian weather. Though I think I'd choose Santa Barbara, CA, over Nevada.

Seriously, folks. Check out her wacky video on YouTube. Her album drops in mid-November! (I haven't been paid for this. Really.)

And also remember to never vote for that pill-popping, cigarette-smoking, drunk-child-raising murderess who's currently our first lady.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 16, 2007 8:33 PM

Updating and paraphrasing Junior's predecessor: two for the price of millions!

Posted by Fyodor Zulinski | October 16, 2007 8:37 PM

@29 your last sentence, true dat

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 9:02 PM


Two words: legalized prostitution.

Oh, and Penn and Teller. Those guys rock.

Posted by Resident Weevil | October 16, 2007 9:03 PM
Posted by Nice Bush | October 16, 2007 9:26 PM

ha, to steal a line from Poe, i think i just got a raging clue

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 9:28 PM

@10 - Ryan: I assume when you say a Bush or Clinton has been in the White House since 1980 you're thinking of Bush 41 who was Reagan's vice president 1981-1989.

NTS Bush 41 was no Gore or Cheney and seemingly had very little Veep impact on presidential policy. In fact one of the lasting sore bones the White-Haired, Red-Eyed, She Devil Mama Bush had to pick was that the Reagans never invited Poppy and Bar up to the Residence for drinks or dish.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | October 16, 2007 9:41 PM

Ooooh, I got a "clue" too!

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 16, 2007 9:45 PM

Oh HELL no.

Posted by monkey | October 16, 2007 9:48 PM

I want to point out a major difference between Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is qualified. Laura Bush graduated from Southern Methodist University and got an MLS from UT-Austin. Hillary Clinton graduated from Wellesley and Yale Law. Laura Bush worked as a teacher and librarian. Hillary Clinton worked for the committee that drew up the Articles of Impeachment for Nixon. Laura Bush volunteered to improve libraries in Texas. Hillary Clinton was in senior positions for the Childrens' Defense Fund and the Carnegie Counsel on Children. Laura Bush volunteered for the PTA. Hillary Clinton chaired the Arkansas Rural Health Advisory Committee.

In other words, Laura Bush has spent her life as an ordinary society wife while raising an alcoholic husband and two alcoholic daughters, and Hillary Clinton has spent her entire life building public policy.

If our caucuses were going to matter, and I could keep from vomiting at the thought of the assholes who run them trying to railroad me into choosing their candidate long enough for me to participate, I'd totally go for Obama. But you can't say that Hillary Clinton is unqualified.

Posted by Gitai | October 16, 2007 10:02 PM

thats pretty hardcore Gitai, very nice

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 16, 2007 10:08 PM

For RHETT ORACLE at #35:

You may indeed be right that (when VP) George H.W. Bush wasn't exactly "in" the White House much, but if Senator Clinton does indeed win the Democratic Party's nomination, that'll be some 28 years that a Bush OR Clinton has been on a national ticket... which is quite a statement. Think of it - nearly 3 decades with either a Bush or a Clinton up for either President or Vice President. That's quite a profound statement.

But, with Mr. Savage's assertions that we live in a Banana Republic, I counter with this: we CHOOSE to live in a Banana Republic. An important distinction.

Posted by James | October 16, 2007 10:11 PM

Hear hear, Gitai. Hilary Clinton was qualified to become a senator on her own merits, no matter what else can be said about her.

Posted by Abby | October 16, 2007 11:26 PM


Posted by Amelia | October 16, 2007 11:42 PM


I also, too, think you have been had by Carl Rove.

This mantra of to many Clintons and too many Bushes works entirely against Hilary Clinton.

It is the quintessential Rovian smear - soft - had a folksky wisdom sound to it, and since no Bush is running, it is totally anti Clinton, and softens Dems. to pick the weaker candidate....

You been sucked and suckered. Hilary if elected will be a fine president, whatever her last name, Rodham which she prefers, or Clinton.

Posted by little JOHN homeboy | October 17, 2007 12:03 AM

This is not a "Banana Republic", though some in it may have gone "bananas".

Having said that, I am sure that Laura Bush is a fine person and loving mother.

Posted by lawrence clark | October 17, 2007 12:13 AM

Hell, they'd have to run her in Utah.

Posted by Bauhaus | October 17, 2007 12:56 AM

Choosing Hillary for president just because she is a woman is idiotic. Look at Condi Rice, the first Black woman to be given such prominent roles in our Government, and she helps herald in the Iraqi Genocide; hardly what Martin Luthor King dreamed about I am sure. Look at “Impeachment is off the table,” Nancy Pelosi, the first speaker female speaker of the House, which by the way has an 11% approval rating right now.(Is this a record low?). The Clintons and The Bushes are a tandem whose wars and policies have done this country no good. One fact liberals need to realize is the 90's were good because our teck industry was competitive, not because of the Clintons. If Bush does not invade Iran, Clinton will, and I bet you she will attempt to instate a draft, and a war tax, because she is not Bush, and by God, she can win this war!!!! Idiots.

Posted by libzilla | October 17, 2007 1:06 AM

Is this really any more cynical than Hillary's political career? With all the smart accomplished women in this country the first serious female canidate is one who's only had her position because who her husband is? She got her job with the Rose Law firm when her husband was elected governor (no conflict of interest there) and she got elected Senator in a state she had never really lived in because her husband used to be President. At least Laura actually got a teaching certificate and taught school.

Posted by Mike | October 17, 2007 4:46 AM

Two powerful families controlling the White House will spare kids the painful task of having to learn presidents' names.

Posted by mike | October 17, 2007 5:42 AM

Most people do this. They get a job because they know a someone who works there, or they have a friend who knows someone who's looking to hire someone, etc., etc. We don't all do this constantly, but we do it. And we don't feel guilty about it, and we don't see it as dishonest. We call it social networking, and people are *encouraged* to do it.

Perhaps you can envy her well-connectedness, but I think it's unfair to blame her for using it to her advantage. You would in her shoes. And, it doesn't invalidate the fact that she is better qualified, has experience holding positions in government that Laura Bush simply does not have.

The only place school teachers should be president is on Battlestar Galactica. ;)

Posted by Toby | October 17, 2007 6:19 AM

Why shouldn't we choose to live in a Banana Republic? Their clothes are totally cute.

Posted by Karen | October 17, 2007 6:25 AM

That woman is even dumber than her husband. I don't believe things are THAT bad.

I refuse to believe things could be that bad.


Posted by violet_dagrinder | October 17, 2007 9:12 AM

But Laura Bush has NO experience. At least Hilary Clinton is an intellectual and had been a lawyer before her senate campaign.

Posted by Catman | October 17, 2007 9:24 AM

Well, Laura has this in common with her husband: they both have killed people.
And didn't all of 'em grow up in the segregated south?

Posted by orangekrush | October 17, 2007 9:44 AM


Killing a person with your car is a prerequisite for the Senate (at least in Massachusetts), and what makes you think it was suicide? (Though I don’t doubt she could drive anyone to kill himself.)

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | October 17, 2007 11:19 AM

Go Laura! All the more reason for every voter in America to be reminded of W. next
election day.

Posted by butterw | October 17, 2007 4:53 PM


Laura only raised two alcoholics- Barbara and George. Jenna is a cokehead.

Posted by for the record... | October 17, 2007 6:22 PM

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