This is supposed to be post #3028, but luckily for you guys, I realized how drunk I was before I could click the “publish” button. Post #3028 is now the “Doug is Great!” blogpost.
The family and I went to Cabo for a long weekend. As we were leaving Thursday, I heard Doug Stanhope and his GF, Bingo, starting their interview on Howard Stern. Unfortunately, we arrived at Terminal D before it got going. Thankfully, my Sternfreak hubby switched from satellite to cable so we could turn back time OnDemand.
I was in the midst of a feeble attempt to teach my Ivy-league hubby some libertarian economics. (all due to an argument we had over breakfast- don’t ask.) I am uneducated but, thankfully, fate smiled on me when I found not only the few really worthy items needed, I heard the Stanhope interview replayed from the plasma in my bedroom. Doug and Bingo were awesome. (The starting point of “One Hundred Years Of Solitude” comes to mind.) They talked of lucidity and happiness and then got “Sirius.” Doug asked Howard if he was to run for office and then Howard talked about Stanhope ’08. Howard said that he agreed with Stanhope’s platform and then Stanhope said that it is the Libertarian Platform. He commented that everyone identifies with the LP Platform, but are too afraid to make it work.
At this point, Anil actually commented that I was “jizzin'” over the libertarian plug. He was right, but late. I explained that DS had addressed every issue better- but it was before HS and it was on HoT. I then asked my husband if he might register to vote. He said yes.
Somehow, DS made my ivy league hubby wish to conform. He would register to vote for one of the few honest people out there. The D’s and R’s have never interested him. He identiified with libertarian philosophy. He liked that Doug would dismantle the government until it was small enough that even he could run it.
Go figure. Economics degree from Princeton-without value, libertarian wife- important to placate at times- big-balled smartass making points that we all readily recognize- freedom. Politics are already Comedy Central fare, let’s now benefit from it.