“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wonderboy's Arm Twisting: Can An Ingenue Do It?

I heard that former Cleveland mayor, now Representative Dennis Kucinich, was treated to a flight on Air Force One the other day. Apparently a ride with Wonderboy is supposed to turn Dennis the Menace from a 'no' vote on health care to a 'yes.'

With some presidents, you could imagine this working. Say, Reagan, LBJ, JFK, or a second-term Bubba Clinton.

But Barry Obama? I don't think so.

The very naivete and inexperience of the First Rookie would seem to diminish the blandishments of offering up flights on his personal jet, a weekend at Camp David, or even a night in the Lincoln bedroom.

Would you really be that impressed with the guy who sat at a square table with all those Senators and Representatives last month, behaving like a surly high school teacher?

I don't think so.

His political errors have become so glaring and numerous that it's questionable anyone would now be induced by the typical favors bestowed by presidents on the hunt for votes.

People like Jimmy Carter weren't known for being able to buy votes with the allure of the White House. I don't think Wonderboy will be, either.

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