Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Pander Sweepstakes

The race is on for the new Panderer-in-Chief. Pres. George Bush's "Jesus is the philosopher I most admire" style of election pandering to his right-wing religious base now seems tepid stuff.

Presidential wannabes are hotly vying for the Panderer-in-Chief crown.

Doctor-Senator Bill Frist (R-TN) had jumped out in front with his senate-floor-announced video diagnosis of Terry Schiavo, playing to the meddling religious right. But he over-pandered by opposing the Bush administration ports deal....then made a quick turn-around after a trip to the Bush Wood House, pander crown askew. He's currently trying to pander the illegal immigration issue and is testing the wind.

Eager to grab the Panderer-in-Chief crown, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has marched one-half step behind Bush since the tarring Bush inflicted on him during the last presidential primary. To prove he was worthy of the Bush-adoring base, McCain threw his support in the recent presidential candidate straw poll to........(drum roll)......Bush the Can't-Run-Again. McCain is currently pandering on both sides of many issues.

Almost on the brink of awarding the Panderer-in-Chief crown, we were drawn from the brink by a pander trifecta. So audacious, so multi-faceted was this pander it left the others in a cloud of brown dust.

On pending tough illegal immigration legislation......"It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scripture because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself!".......Sen. Hillary Clinton, (D-NY) March 22, 2006 as reported in The New York Times.

Wow! A pander to the religious, to the (someday voting) illegal immigrants and to what she perceives as her Democrat base.

Hillary wins. Crown her Panderer-in-Chief!

But don't support her candidacy for the highest office in the land.

We can do much better.

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