Thursday, January 5, 2012

We'll All Miss Marcus

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Barney Frank, the retiring Congressman from Provincetown, Massachusetts, has authored a catchy little slogan for this year's national Democratic campaign, to wit:  "We're not perfect, but they're nuts!"  Boy, howdy, are they ever nuts!  But  today, after only about five percent of Iowa Republicans even bothered going to their caucuses, one of the nuts is leaving the party mix.

Michele Bachmann, who has claimed that God lured her into the race, is packing it in.  She is being coy about her plans for the future, but one possibility is that she may actually return to the nation's capital and begin representing her district in Congress again.  Of course, for the past several months she has been caterwauling to anyone within earshot that she is an Iowan, so the good folks of Minnesota may not be so eager to keep her on the government dole.

There is also some speculation that Bachmann may raise her sights and run for the Senate seat currently held by Amy Klobuchar.  I wonder if God is promoting that gambit also?

And, of course, there is the tea-party fall-back position of hosting her own show on Fox.

I will miss Marcus.  He always seemed to provide some comic relief to the dirty business of Republican presidential politics - especially after Clarence Thomas Herman Cain withdrew from the race.  But I can't  seem to gin up much remorse for his wife's departure from the national political scene.  Roy Clark, the great country singer, had a recording out more than twenty years ago that captured the essence of how I feel about Michele's exit.  That song was titled  "Thank God and Greyhound She's Gone!"

And the nice thing about buses is that there is always another one coming along.

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