June 17, 2024

November Fools’ Day?


And if that face doesn’t inspire trust I don’t know whose possibly could!

The Guardian reports that, because of the clamor for his services throughout America, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has generously offered to act as an election monitor during the Great Satan’s 2008 presidential election:

“If the White House officials allow us to be present as an observer in their presidential election we will see whether people in their country are going to vote for them again or not,” he said.

Is it April already?  Talk about your corny jokes…

Of course the Guardian pointed out the obvious right away:

The US constitution prevents Bush from seeking a third consecutive term, while no member of his administration is expected to be in the running in next November’s poll.

This little jest is undoubtedly related to questions about Ahmadinejad’s own electoral status:

Bush and international human rights groups voiced doubts about the legitimacy of Iran’s 2005 presidential election, which brought Ahmadinejad to power. More than 1,000 potential candidates were disqualified by the guardian council, a powerful body of clerics and judges.

Just what’s needed here in the land of the free. 

But perhaps Mahmoud would like to visit central Texas for the election.  I’m certain that the good Christian folks ’round these parts would fall all over themselves in their haste to adopt the Iranians’ nasty little brand of Islamic totalitarianism.  Heck, they’d probably donate big Texas oil dollars to the perpetually under-funded cause of world-wide terrorism just for a chance to catch a glimpse of the heroic Ahmadinejad in action as he strikes Hillary Clinton’s name from the ballot and administers lashes to any little old ladies foolish enough to vote for a Bush Republican.  Yep, Mahmoud , y’all come down here, ya hear?

Interestingly, the name of Ahmadinejad’s pal and nuclear weapons’ sponsor Vlad “the Bad” Putin was also in the news today because the Russian government elected – irony, get it? – to squash what little bit of freedom of speech and thought still existed in the former-and-perhaps-soon-to-be-again Soviet Union (only without the “union” part) by arresting former world chess champion Garry Kasparov and giving him a short jail sentence for leading an anti-Putin protest in Moscow. 

Yeah, Vlad, you tough guy you!  Throw one of the good old U.S.S.R.’s brightest minds in the klink – that’ll inspire your countrymen!  Read Bryan’s take at Hot Air.

Is the timing of these two events a coincidence? 

I think not, although I do have the strangest feeling that a bucket of ice cold water is about to be tipped over on my head. 

Hold on, I think someone’s at the door…


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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