According to press reports today, God has apparently given Michele Bachmann the go-ahead to run for President - which goes to show that God has one perverse sense of humor, yes she does!
But God isn't letting her sense of humor rest with just the Bachmann gambit. She has also nudged her little buddy, Ricky Santorum, into the race - and coaxed Sarah Palin onto a campaign bus nearly a full year-and-a-half before the election. The right-wing of the Republican Party is, in fact, so awash in its Christian sanctimony that most of the whack-jobs who are lusting after the Presidency undoubtedly believe that God has chosen them to lead the country out of the Kenyan wilderness. God, ever the prankster, has even got a couple of Mormons thinking they can win.
Who would have thought a year ago that Ron Paul would be looking like one of the more mainstream Republican candidates?
Today the Wasilla Hillbillies took their traveling show into New York City where they stormed Trump Tower and visited with The Donald in his penthouse. (Here's hoping that Trump got a good inventory of his belongings before and after the locusts swarmed!) Later, of course, Sarah and Donald sashayed around in front of the press in a manner befitting reality television stars.
One wonders how Palin or Trump would run the government. Would cabinet members get the opportunity to vote one another out of the government? Would they be required to eat bugs, or look for clues about where their next meeting is? Would the Joint Chiefs have to run in marathons or sky dive onto the White House lawn for national security briefings? There are so many innovative things that a really cool President could do to improve the ratings of government!
But that's all just speculation. The odds are that the Republican Party will stick to its tried-and-true tradition of nominating some old white man to run for President - maybe even a Mormon. How sad for them. Caribou Barbie would be much more fun!
Run Sarah, run!