Of course, I’m just kidding, and everyone would know it, especially if I said I wanted to do the dirty deed from the seat of a flight simulator. So that’s the big debate over at AMG with most, except for reasonable Bruce Libby, blaming the media for distorting and exaggerating the Governor’s misguided sense of humor.
But on WGAN’s Ken and Mike show the other morning, a caller made a really good point. If a fifth grader made a similar comment in school, would he be expelled or simply suspended? Don’t even ask what the TSA might do to you at the airport. And here we’re talking about the Governor. Shouldn’t he be held to an even higher standard?
I have a theory. It’s all a brilliant strategery to get re-elected. The more stupid things the Governor says, the more used the public becomes to them and the more immune they become to any further outbursts. And when during the campaign they’re reminded of all the idiotic blasts from the Governor’s unrestrained mouth, “Oh, that’s just Paulie being Paulie,” they’ll say, reminiscent of Manny Ramirez. So he earns a pass for being less than a stellar statesman and re-election is in hand. Brilliant!