Sunday, January 27, 2008

Megan is retarded.

VP != VIP?:

The VP slot seems to be a lot less important than it used to be. Thoughts on why this is?

So apparently Megan is looking for a job at Apple, that's like the 50th time in the past 5 minutes she's used "!=" to mean not equals. Let us only pray that she gets it so we won't have to endure her writing English anymore. Then again, there isn't a debugger in the world who'd be able to handle so many syntax errors and such verbose code, so maybe she'd do even more harm there.

Let's see, VPs have won their parties nomination in 2000, 1992, 1988, 1984, 1976, 1968, 1964 and that's just as far back as I'm willing to look. Contrast that with the Mark Twain quote (a favorite of my father's).
"Two brothers left home. One went to sea, the other became vice president. Neither were ever heard from again"

Yeah, she's dead on. Being VP, other than being second in line for the presidency should tragedy/impeachment happen, is totally meaningless. I'm pretty sure we'll soon be outsourcing the job to India.

brad adds:

Cheney has made the VP's Office more powerful than at any prior point in American history, (in)arguably is the one truly running the Executive branch, and Megan thinks the VP is less important than ever? Ye gods.


Anonymous said...

The phrase "negative genius", from one of Gavin's posts about Pastor Swank, comes to mind.

She's so incredibly wrong she should get some kind of award...or at least a pat on the back or something, for effort.

M. Bouffant said...

The VP has been more & more important/involved in actual work since Gore, if not Bush the Elder. ("Out of the loop," or not.) Why the hell would Cheney have chosen himself to be Veep otherwise?

Megan may not be aware that few politicians have egos small enough to pursue the office actively.

Or she may mean something else entirely, but she's just not being clear, or I may have mis-read her.

Dhalgren said...

The VP office was re-invented by Dick Nixon back in the 1950's. It was considered a place you sent politicians to be forgotten, unless something real bad happened to the President. But since 1952? Nixon, Johnson, and the first Bush all got the presidency, and Humphrey, Mondale and Gore all won the party nomination.

Dhalgren said...

OMG....and Ford!

That means 7 V.P.s in the last 48 years have gone on to the presidency or the nomination!

To paraphrase the WSJ when it wrote about Monica, "fire the bitch."

Kathleen said...

how funny! I posted my take on the "!=" in the Jonah thread.