Monday, October 24, 2005

The Big Bill v. Gary Johnson Question: Part II

Okay, since I asked, as a serious question, a few days back whether those of the NM Lefty political persuasion would vote today for Big Bill Richardson or Gary Johnson the following has happened:


The news upshot of this is that Big Bill gets followed around Pyongyang by the NM press golly gee whillikers style to the extent that we have in-depth examinations about how many scotches and ginseng liqueurs Big Bill drinks at dinner, and the Gov. shows up at national gigs like "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" getting to brag about the concessions N. Korean officials granted him.

Our next local story switches us from Big Bill in his "negotiating with Communist mad men suit" to continuous-loop stock footage of long-haired Gary Johnson looking like he either just walked off the set of "Lords of Dogtown", or is up for the part of Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High: The Musical". Over this stock footage we get to hear about all the broken bones Gary has had since leaving the Governor's office, the stock footage continuing to play because it allows everyone in the news room to laugh uncontrollably without being seen.

I don't retract the question...Johnson or Richardson. But I do admit there was a certain, shall we say, leadershipishness gap this past weekend. At the same time, I can hardly wait to hear Gary sing a duet with Mr. Hand about the pizza he ordered to History class:

Gary Johnson: Aaalllooohhhaaa, Mr. Hand!
Mr. Hand: Am I hallucinating here? Just what in the hell do you think you're doing?
Gary Johnson: Learning about Cuba, and having some food.

And then it's straight into the salsa number "That's my skull, I'm so wasted."

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