Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

There are only 1453 24-hour news cycles until the 2012 Presidential election. I hear that Bobby Jindal is already the front runner for the Republicans, but Sarah Palin might be making a strong case. Also, for the love of all things good and right with the universe, can we, like, not talk about the next election until at least the point when the word "-elect" doesn't follow "President" in describing the next election's incumbent? Is that too much to ask?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No deal. For as long as I'm alive up through 2012, we'll be getting platitude-laced forwards from people saying stuff like "Sarah Palin got a gold star on her spelling test this week, isn't she great?". Thus I couldn't agree to your conditions even if I wanted to.

big a said...

*makes the wrist-slashing motion*

Fiat Lex said...

That might - might! - be long enough for me to work up the momentum to actually register to vote. Considering the economic, political, military and cultural disasters we face both now and in the near future, the President-elect is sure to be blamed for them. And if he does a good enough job Presidenting to earn my vote he's really, really, really gonna need it.

Sniffnoy said...

I suspect people are only talking about the next election because they're currently thinking about elections in general, and after at most a few months of Obama actually in office, it will stop. I think this is a general pattern: People get something new, they say, "Wow! What's the next one?" They they start actually using it and stop thinking about the next one so much.

the woeful budgie said...

Actually, according to Bob Jones or Lou Engle or some self-proclaimed prophet I used to give a crap about, God's already selected Sam Brownback for 2012. (No, really. Somebody dropped that little nugget during this conference some years back, and the only reason I remember is because I felt so special being privy to God's secret plans that I jotted it down in my journal. Ugh. Kill me now, please?)

So! Either God's changed his mind again, the crazy scamp, or that Sarah Palin's so gash-darn mavericky that she's goin' rogue against her own Lord and Savior. *debate wink!*