Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Governor, n. An aspirant to the United States Senate.
2005 Update: A leader elected to inspire a reluctant and indecisive legislature.
Oh. Dear. God. Is the one in pink Jesse Ventura? xoxo
You got our votes, Doug!
haha we have Arnie in common today!
Oh thank you Doug for that morning laugh - that's fantastic!
As soon as I stopped laughing at the visual inference, I remembered a comment one of us made not too long ago on TLP's that stuck with me. Wish I could take credit for this gem, but it wasn't me.
"I'm convinced that the very best people we have in this great land of ours, those that would make great politicians and do things for the right reasons, will never run for office. They don't want to go through the hell of it all.
So, we get the second, third and so on.... best."
How apropos. And it's Jamie Dawn who gets the credit. Between my comments yesterday and today, she's probably going to think I'm a plagerizing wannabe!
oh my stars, so busy giggling I can't think of a definition.
Too funny, Doug, I love it!
Mireille, according to Google it is.
Thanks, Icy, but I wouldn't know what to wear.
Be sweet to him, Karma, he's had a rough November.
Sar, you've chosen an excellent source to steal from. Keep plagiarizing and I'll appoint you historian.
I'm glad, Ariella. Statesmen come in every color of the rainbow.
A member of the B-list in the Hollywood crowd.
Governor (n) - That which ex-actors, pornstars and wrestlers aspire to when they can no longer make a buck.
Arnie is really getting it, isn´t he?
I find it actually amusing that an Austrian born, strong-accent speaking piece of muscle and former action star can become the govenor of a state in the USA. But you have to give him some credit: he is not in it for the money.
I think it is far more frightening when family members of presidents become govenors or when presidents are chosen because of a name and the stautus of somebody else.
I demand a re-count!
Yes, Liz, and the c-list in Sacramento.
What a bunch of sell-outs, eh, Poobah?
Monika, recounts only help when you didn't actually vote for the idiot, whoever that might be. By the way, your fellow German-speaker is actually a better Governor than this state has had in awhile, the recent foolishness notwithstanding.
governor-what rich people spend their money on when Manolo Blahniks and jet planes stop giving the shopping high they used to.
governor-what ridiculously wealthy people chase after when manolo blaniks and jet planes don't give the shopping high they used to (see also NYC mayor)
Patron of cronies and moving target of ethics probes.
Said with a Cockney accent, it can be interchanged with the word "sir":
'Ow's it going, governor?
Governor, n. That duly elected representative of the people whose solemn duty is to veto the asinine legislation crafted by all the other duly elected representatives of the people.
Makes sense, Masil. A $100 Billion shopping spree out to light anyone's fire.
Weirsdo, I thought that was a Senator.
Spot on, Jamie Dawn
And then sometimes, a4g, they craft their own.
Governor, n. The lowest common denominator of the lowest common denomination.
Actually I think that Ambrose had it dead on. Not many Governors want to stop short of being President.
Gabriel, I like that wording.
governor,n. - The person in potty training for a higher office.
TLP, I almost sent out the sheriff!
Doug: Actually, it's also a university Trustee, down here.
Gosh, Weirsdo. Those rascals get into everything.
In Arkansas, the office one steps on to better ascend to a presidential run, especially after promising publicly many times NOT to do so.
(Hang on, rest of the country--we got another 'un comin', and this time he's a Republican.)
Or are all the Governors aspirant US presidents?
Here in Massachusetts, all Governors hang in there until they are nominated for an Ambassador post or until they run for Senate or President. Literally, it always happens -- at least since I've been here. Mitt Romney will run, wait 'n' see.
Belinda, it makes my day when you leave a comment. [Surfer Voice} "The Governor of Arkansas is back, and this time he's close but no cigar...Don't miss Intern II"
Shi, according to the current constitution, which we still have around here somewhere, the foreign-born governors can't be President. The Governors of Michigan and California are hoping the Supreme Court rules the constitution unconstitutional.
Aral, aren't there occassions when they quit to carb up to run in another state? P.S. Is BASIP up? Yeehaw!
From that update, I guess Jeb Bush isn't a governor, then. I'm not too sure he inspires anybody these days.
No, he seems to inspite a decisive and entirely legislature.
I'm flattered, but it's just so seldom I have anything meaningful to add after reading everyone else's brilliant comments. Maybe if I could be first....Nah. Let's see...today you have a well-written story on your blog, and I have, um...pictures of a puppy.
Oh, and we're not sure if the Huckster is ready for a 2008 bid, but we know he's being courted. He's actually shown some signs lately of being rather centrist, which is interesting. And should he go, we have an honest-to-gosh Rockefeller to fill in, though Win says he won't run for Governor after this term due to health issues. Too bad--his daddy really shook things up around here.
You're right, Beliinda. Centrism is the first symptom of national ambition. It's too bad you're spoken for; that kind of humility can only be hiding the kind of raging egomania I favor in a companion '-)
LMAO Doug... I love the pictures you chose ;) I've got one for you:
Governor: ring-leader of a partizan feeding frenzy - in which man-chimps rabble and rouse, either fervently for or against Gay Marriage - but undecided against the war, since it seems to be secondary to the "Real Issues".
See, Em, you've got it!
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