Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Voting in the Pri-meme-ary

The Queen's Meme #106 ~ The Political Caucus Meme

Welcome To The Queen's Meme #106
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

It's caucus time in the good ole' USA. We're trying to elect a Commander in Chief this year. Whenever I hear the rhetoric known as American politics, or business-as-usual, I try to remember that I'm really after someone of leadership and honesty. Hard to tell these days. Hard to tell. 
What is the meaning of a caucus? By definition in U.S. Politics it is "a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates, etc."
 It's the "etc" I'm worried about. We seem to be talking about a lot of etcs these days. Can't anyone say what they mean and mean what they say? Bonnie Raitt said it best. They should listen to her.
For purposes of this meme, let's focus on these political forces: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman.  I submit these questions to be of vital interest and importance to the welfare of our country. And let's hurry.
By the time we all finish this meme, someone else could drop out. 
Or move to China.
The first United Farmers of Alberta legislative caucus in 1921.

1. What topic would you like to see the candidates discuss that they haven't already discussed?
I'd like them to cover how quantum mechanics and general relativity find unity in string theory.  Alternately, I think they should all swap their favorite recipes.

2. Which one of these men would run in and save you and your family from a burning building if he knew it would cost him the election?
Wait, first I need to know which one knows the Heimlich maneuver because I started choking when I laughed at the idea while eating pretzels that ANY of them would sacrifice themselves in such a way.  Fortunately, I can self-Heimlich (that's what the kids are calling it these days).

3. Who is the best dressed candidate?
For what are they dressing?  A debate? A romp in the Oval Office with an intern? Taking a call on the Batphone?
4. Who would be the best hostage negotiator?
My money goes on Pat Paulsen and he's been dead since 1997.
5. Who has the prettiest and most First-Ladyish wife?  (look for the nails..)
I dunno but the only good thing about the potential of Michele Bachmann being elected (I just shuddered in horror even typing that) would have been seeing Marcus' inaugural gown. 
6.  Which one of these men would you trust with the nuclear code?
Oh dear God, my PTSD....the tics are starting again...

7.  If I, Queen Mimi, invited one of them to Bloggingham for dinner, what should I cook and what question would you like me to ask him?
Invite Rick Perry.  Don't cook at all just do some tequila shots and ask him to recite the Bill of Rights.


G-Man said...

Queen Trini...?
Tequila? Hahahahaha

silly rabbit said...

Lordy! I have to agree with your attitude for the most part. I am horrified that I will eventually have to vote. Its looking like a write-in for Mickey Mouse is in the wings.

Mother Theresa said...

Yes, things are looking bleak, aren't they? But you've made me laugh about this whole elections business, and no one else has been able to do that so far! :D

Bijoux said...

I think you need to do a post analyzing their hairstyles!

Craig said...

Well, you know, the unification of quantum mechanics and general relativity via string theory is still very much an unsettled question. I'd favor keeping it out of politics. At least for the time being. . .

Besides, you know. . . it's math. . .


Suldog said...

You know I generally go for the laugh, and I appreciate it when you do, too, but I'd suggest that Ron Paul, a physician who often did not charge his patients for services rendered, might actually be the serious answer to a few of these.

I voted for him in 1988, and I'd love to have the opportunity to do so again. Seriously.

OK, off my soapbox. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Marcus was truly heart-broken having to put his off-the-shoulder Dior in cold storage until 2016

Craver Vii said...

I love the jesting, and always expect some of that, but I gotta say that I respect Suldog's comment, too. Well, not the comment actually, because a comment is not a being to be respected; I respect Suldog, for his comment. ...You know what I mean.

Have you ever been voted for in any major election? My name was written in for a congressional seat in Illinois. I wasn't running, but an activist friend of mine said that he would rather see me in there, than any of the names on the ballot... so he wrote my name in. (Hmmm... I'm not sure whether to cue the National Anthem or the theme from X-files.)

Bijoux said...

Wow! I also enjoyed Suldog's comment. I had no idea! See? Reading blogs IS educational!

Dave said...

I understand you quandry Michelle. From what we hear on TV here there doesn't seem to be anyone suitable to stand for President there? That's from your TV news people - Dave

Jocelyn said...

OMG, Michelle Bachmann's inaugural gown? My thoughts had never gone there. Until now.