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Friday, August 24, 2012

Did you take my advice to bookmark my post on April 3, 2011?

I've been re-reading some of my old posts under my blog's Paul Ryan tag, which only dates back to April 2, 2011. I'd mentioned Ryan before then, but mostly in passing. Nevertheless, by the next day, I had posted this bit of political fortune-telling:

[Y]ou can bookmark this post: If Paul Ryan is the GOP Veep nominee, Obama will either dump Slow Joe Biden (probably through some contrived health or "more time with his family" excuse) or at least find another excuse for there to be no vice presidential debate. Because Paul Ryan would eat Joe Biden's lunch and then drink his milkshake.

I'd forgotten that. If you're not familiar with my "milkshake" movie allusion, here's the scene from "There Will Be Blood."

I'm still hoping that my speculation about the Obama-Biden[?] 2012 ticket dumping Slow Joe will be proved wrong, but that particular ax is still suspended in mid-air as far as the public has been made aware. Perhaps it will end up missing outright.

I do confess that I laughed aloud at a sharp-but-juvenile joke about the Vice President that Peggy Noonan related yesterday. I just wonder if President Obama is still finding his Veep's verbal adventures very amusing.

Posted by Beldar at 04:41 AM in 2012 Election, Obama, Politics (2012), Ryan | Permalink


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(1) Gregory Koster made the following comment | Aug 25, 2012 9:47:21 AM | Permalink

Dear Mr. Dyer: Nope, hadn't bookmarked it. You called the turn all right.

I don't read Noonan much these days, on Eisenhower's theory that when you go into a scrap, you want someone with you who's behind you 100% (also why I give Kathleen Parker a miss.) I wish Noonan could be like this more than 45% of the time. But the joke is funny, not least because the parody of Biden is bang right.


Sincerely yours,
Gregory Koster

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