Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Way Too Early to Care

Apparently there was some sort of “debate” event last night in New Hampshire between seven of the Republicans who are running for president next year. Obviously I didn’t watch it; I had more important things to do, such as give my parakeet a karma transplant. (Oh, wait; I don’t have a parakeet. Oh well.)

The breathless post-debate postings being sent out by the pundits suggest that Michele Bachmann looked “presidential,” which is like saying Adam Sandler has a chance for an Oscar if he’s up against David Spade and Pauly Shore.

And anyway, it’s way too early for this to be anything more than a mildly entertaining diversion. A year from now it might be interesting to see who made it through the primaries, but right now it’s like watching pre-season baseball in February when the old-timers, the rookies, and the no-chance walk-ons are all trying for a spot in the line-up, and none of the games count.