October 8, 2007

Mr Squeaky Creepy Clean

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kim @ 5:32 am

I’ve been reading the Guardian Online a lot during the last few weeks and it’s amazing how much they cover China these days. And a bit odd there’s so little on India.

More on that later perhaps, but first of all just a snippet from the Guardian’s coverage of the American election process. What do you make of this guy, I wonder?

Mr Clean

Unlike his main rivals for the Republican leadership who are on their second – or in Mr Giuliani’s case, third – wives, Mr Romney’s family life seems impossibly wholesome. He and his wife, Ann, have been together since their first date – which was to see The Sound of Music – and have brought up five sons, who are all now married themselves.

“Bring forth men-children only. For thy undaunted mettle should compose nothing but males.” Macbeth

I have never heard him speak, and it could well be that if I met him I would find him charming and a man of genuine integrity….but just from that snippet I found him deeply creepy and he set my “cynic’s sixth sense warning alert” ablaring.

Why is that I should distrust a man who married young, stayed faithful, looks good, seems sound, and is rich and successful…forgetting for a moment the fact that he’s a Mormon?

I think it is due to having seen “The Dead Zone” at an impressionable age. This guy even looks like Martin Sheen! And so it is that some stubborn part of me suspects that that if he gets into power he will bring about a nuclear apocalypse in order to hasten the second coming of Joseph (Jesus) Smith and usher in a paradise of chisel-jawed white men with several rosy-cheeked submissive wives. Hallelujah!

The position of President of the US is by far and away the most important in the world. If we had had Gore instead of Bush for the last 8 years I am completely sure the world would be a much better and safer place. And America would still have broad international respect, rather than the resentment and mistrust engendered by Bush.

Let’s hope the next one is a sensible (Democrat) humanist and not a religious (Republican) nutter. Please Buddha, let it be.

4 Comments

  1. It’s funny you say that. Most Americans I’ve talked to (some of whom really despise Bush) are also the first to say that they’re at least glad that Bush was in power over Gore. Other than the fact that Gore has become highly embittered catering to the left wing fringe (as far as his politics goes despite whatever good he may have done on the environmental front), Gore as you may or may not recall was the guy accusing Bush in his first campaign of being soft on Iraq (you can watch the footage on youtube – it’s ironic as Bush was thought to be the isolationist during his campaign). Of course there are those who thought the world was fantastically safe and then September 11th happened (who would have thunk it?).

    Incidentally, I’m not sure that the Guardian is a great source for getting great profiles on American Politics given how their politics skew.

    Comment by CSW — October 8, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

  2. It’s funny you say that. Most Americans I’ve talked to would give their right leg to rewind the clock and have a Gore administration in charge of the 9/11 repercussions. Do you really think that Bush and his creepy cronies like Cheney and Rumsfeld have made a good job of it?
    Oh, and a big thank you for your patronising advice about how the Guardian skews. I guess it skews the way I like it, and which way do you skew I guess I would have to ask you? Do you have a screwy skew by siding with Bush and his wacko crew?

    Comment by Kim — October 9, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

  3. Kim, Maybe if you stopped reading about American politicians in a British newspaper you would have time to blog about living in China more than once a month. How was the big school inspection? Your faithful reader(s?) want to know.

    Comment by treblekickeresq — October 10, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

  4. Duuuude. Right. No more religious nutters. Be careful though, there’s enough Democratic religious nutters too.

    Romney will be caught in an airport toilet soliciting Larry Craig for tug job soon enough. (If you’re unavailable that is).

    Fuck Religion.

    Comment by Jeff Spicoli — October 14, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

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