Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The black sheep of the family...

So, I'm having a conversation with Trevor's uncle about why I think a certain west-Texas congressional candidate should - at all costs - be kept from achieving political power come November:

Me: "He's the kind of guy that doesn't understand why it's inappropriate to hang a giant picture of himself over his own fireplace. He must be stopped! If he's elected, it's like putting one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse in the House of Representatives! Do you know anyone, in places like Midland, who could be called upon to vote against him?"

Trevor's Uncle: "Is he a Republican?"

Me: "Yeah. [PAUSE] Not a chance, huh?"

Trevor's Uncle: "Not if he is a Republican."

Me: "Darn. I'm too liberal for Texas."

Trevor's Uncle: "[LAUGHING] You're too liberal for your own family!"


So, yeah, that went well...

7 comments:

Ben said...

Guess I need to go take down that picture of me hanging over the fireplace.

But I am a republican... so then it's okay... right?

Ha!

jes said...

Sadly, I have no idea who you're talking about. Parts of me think that I should begin paying better attention to politics.

Deals On Wheels said...

The sad thing is that I know this guy, and I was there when he tried to hang the giant portrait of himself over his own fireplace. At first, I thought he must be kidding, but - tragically enough - he wasn't. He was completely, 100% serious about it – a total narcissist. He almost had a meltdown when he discovered that he couldn’t make copies of his Harvard degrees so he could have a set for both home and office.

Then, more recently, I came across an article in which he disclosed to the press how much Exxon-Mobile stock he has in his portfolio (apparently his great grandfather started the company or something). I’m sorry but why does the voting public care whether or not their candidate is worth over seventy million dollars? Personally, I’d be more concerned about what his politics will be if he’s sent to Washington, DC (scary thought) – especially since he is so preoccupied with himself. Suddenly, major international and domestic issues will be put on the backburner, while he tries to figure out where he wants to hang the giant portrait of himself in his new Congressional Chambers. I gag at the thought…

Lia said...

I thought there were four horsemen of the apocalypse.

The Runt said...

I know what youre up to! I'm telling Mr. PIB about this little blog affair you've got goin on!

Katie said...

dude stop talking trash about H. Ross Perot, he's a distant cousin

Deals On Wheels said...

Lia: You are right. There are four horsemen of the apocalypse. I was going to say something else, but then I changed my mind (but forgot to change the number "3" back to "4").

Runt: Be careful, little one. I've got a lot of trash on you!!!!!

Katie: Are you really? I'm guessing your height didn't come from his side of the family then, huh?!

Alas, though, I'm not talking about Mr. Perot. Is he running for Congress, too? :P