According to several reports — and from Junior Bush’s mouth during his State of the Union Address — the Bush/Clinton dynasties are closer than ever, lending credibility to the long-held notion that Republican and Democratic parties are doing little more than tag-team ass-fucking of voters:
[A]s President Bush put it in an interview with CBS News last month, “Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton.” Mr. Bush made the remark in a telling exchange with Bob Schieffer, who said, “Well, you know, if Senator Clinton becomes president.”
“There we go,” Mr. Bush said.
“Maybe we’ll see a day,” Mr. Schieffer continued.
“Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton,” Mr. Bush responded.
And from the 2006 SOTU:
We must also confront the larger challenge of mandatory spending, or entitlements. This year, the first of about 78 million baby boomers turn 60, including two of my Dad’s favorite people — me and President Clinton. (Laughter.) This milestone is more than a personal crisis — (laughter) — it is a national challenge.
While it may be all fun and humor to some, as a libertarian I have to call it like I see it, and this smacks of
plutocracy (sorry, wrong word… oligarchy is more apt). We are not a nation of ruling families and frankly this is just disgusting.
Flashback: Point/Counterpoint: Touchy Feely Elections