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Picking My Presidential Prom Date the Modern Way

According to Presidentmatch.com, my dream date for 2004 is Joe Lieberman.

As you probably know, I'm going to dump my dream date for the runner-up in this match game, George Bush. While George may have finished in second, the categories in which we matched were more important to me than the categories in which I matched Joe.

Sure, George may have some qualities that I wasn't looking for in a date. We disagree on many things. But the things we do agree on are the things that are most important to me.

I do have quite a few things in common with Joe, but I think he'd be a dull date. I can imagine that if we were accosted in a dark alley by a couple of thugs, Joe would head for the hills and leave me there, at the mercy of some brutal men. Georg, on the other hand, would probably kick ass and take names.

So that's what it comes down to. I want to date a guy who will protect me, keep me safe, offer realistic solutions for keeping the thugs away from us. I want a guy who will offer retaliation and revenge if I call him and tell him I was mugged or robbed.

Sure, we'll probably argue about things like family life and personal privacy, but as long as his arm is around me all the time, I'll live with the differences. I have to look at what's right for me in the long run, and George is it. Joe would bore me fast and all those things that seemed so virtuous and right about him in the beginning would eventually lose their impact when I have to keep explaining to my friends and family why my guy is such a coward when it comes to dark alleys and thugs.

There were other runners-up as well, but most of them appeared to be either the kind of guy you eventually get an order of protection against or earnest folk singers.

Guess I'll be taking George to the metropolitical prom come September. Sorry Joe, Howard, everyone else. You made a valiant effort, but you just can't dance like the big guy.

Plus, I really like ribs.

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Comments

If the recent news reports are any indication, George would also lasso the moon and pull it down for you. Not only is that romantic, but it's a killing in real estate!

Joe Lieberman matched as your dream date? Either Presidentmatch.com's programmers have been smoking crack, or you are one sick puppy, Michele.

Joe Lieberman is what you get when you send Woody Allen to a shrink that can actually do something. No, that's not right either.

Worsd fail me about Joe - I think he is what the Republicans would have been had they not shifted to the right over the last two or three decades.

Presidentmatch doesn't seem to work that well.

It says I match Kerry 100%. So false!

I'd have to set every issue except security to "no opinion" before it will even list Lieberman above Kerry for me and in that case it puts Bush at the top.

The first time I filled it out it had Kucinich above Lieberman. I had to knock everything but security down a knotch to push Kucinich down the list... And Bush is always at the bottom.

You know, as a programmer I can tell you that it would be possible to come up with wieghtings that seem to make sense but have be designed to skew the percentages to almost anything

Do you suppose this was designed to be impartial or designed to change people's minds?

Oh Geeze there's bugs too. If you go back and reedit that last page then changing those values doesn't change your results the same way every time.

If anyone is interested, I did a lengthy blog entry recently (it's currently the 3rd one down on my main page) on Joe Lieberman, and the pro-war Left. It covers some of the left-wing support of the Iraq war. As I point out there, Lieberman and many Democrats are actually more interventionist than many Republicans. Bush may not expand this war in accordance with the globalist, Wilsonian agenda (like the neoconservatives and neoliberals, such as McCain and Lieberman, want for him to), but if an interventionist like Lieberman is in office, he might do so.

And that just might be the reason (one of them, at least) why Bush would make a better President than Lieberman.

And also - That entry on Lieberman and the pro-war left contains a comment that I posted at one of Dustin Frelich's blog entries. My blog entry below that one is a re-posting of a comment that I posted at one of Michele's entries, as Command Post. But as I pointed out, in that comment, and in my comment here, those thoughts weren't a specific reaction to the points that Michele raised in that entry, but rather a response to something that I have seen a lot of the Blogosphere, and a commentary on what I wish would instead occur.

Thanks. And Michele, your blogging has been very good, and I recently saw somewhere, I think, that you have one of the most popular sites in the Blogosphere. Congrats, and keep up the good work!

I can imagine that if we were accosted in a dark alley by a couple of thugs, Joe would head for the hills and leave me there, at the mercy of some brutal men. Georg, on the other hand, would probably kick ass and take names.

Let's just hope it's not your ass he starts kicking -- I hear he's a mean drunk.

BTW, do you think Howie would "head for the hills" in that situation? I'm thinking Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, myself.

I got Kucinich. grins

Frankly, I think in the alley, Bush would hem and haw, incapable of making a decision on his own, while I was getting beat to death.