They could have just waited two weeks

I am engaged in the Herculean task of trying to catch up with my email (each day I skim for things that seem urgently important, and save the rest to look at later — now I’m going back through it all to trying clean up).

And I ran across this scary item from Michele Bachmann on Oct. 17:

Donald Trump and I want to call you tonight

Dear Fellow Conservative,

I have an exciting announcement: Tonight, Donald Trump will join me for a national tele-townhall — and you’re invited.

Would you like to discuss the election and my campaign with Donald Trump and me at 8:00 p.m. ET today? Click here to register. It’s free and will only take a minute.

This is an incredible opportunity for you and everyone from Team Bachmann to hear from a businessman who knows firsthand that Barack Obama’s failed policies are crippling our nation’s job creators. I know I’m eager to hear Donald Trump’s thoughts about the race so far and why he thinks retiring Barack Obama is a top priority for our businesses and families.

Why couldn’t they just have waited two weeks, until Halloween. I’d have been glad to give them a treat, to avoid such a phone call…

I’m seeing a movie here, “Hallowe’en 2012.” If it succeeded at the box office, it could be followed by a sequel in which Michele and The Donald come to your house and try to sell you on Amway.

Kidding aside, what must Michele Bachmann think of me, to think that having Donald Trump accompany her would make me more likely to welcome such a call?

10 thoughts on “They could have just waited two weeks

  1. `Kathryn Fenner

    Halloween’s a week away, not two. This is your trick-or-treat!

    Pairing Bachmann and Trump makes sense–they are the “teevee”-est candidates, using Kathleen “Failed at Teevee” Parker’s column’s guidelines. Who else provides more entertainment value?

  2. bud

    Serious question: Has there ever been a campaign season by a major party as wierd as what we’re seeing with the GOP this year? Sure there have been strange candidates with wacky ideas and all kinds of “Monkey Business” (remember Gary Hart) with affairs, crying, revelations about electro-shock therapy and other bizarre incidents. But seriously this year just brings about one strange episode after another. And what makes it all the more bewildering is just how little fuss people make of the whole thing as though all this stuff is the new normal in American politics.

    Now we have Michelle Bachmann seeking the endorsement of Mr. Birther himself. Wow, how can people be so clueless. Donald Trump is a phony who has been in more bankrupcy proceedings than Carter has pills. Yet here he is the self-annointed king-maker.

    But that is not half as bizarre as Hermain Cain’s ad showing his campaign manager blowing smoke into the camera. Cain could have played it down a bit but instead he comes out and endorses the ad while proclaiming he’s not endorsing smoking! Are these people really that clueless.

    Then again, he’s ahead or in second in virtually every poll taken over the past 2 weeks. I guess his simple message and plain talking style is endearing on some level, but seriously folks, this is the presidency we’re talking about here.

    No wonder Newt Gingrich is making a comeback. He does at least seem reasonably intelligent during the debates.

  3. Juan Caruso

    Bud, you seem almost a perfect critic of your opponents; the only flaw at this point is the vast, written record of your profound judgements.

    Time could prove you correct, but prudence suggests outcomes will not all be to your favor or liking.

    Keep it up, it has been most entertaining to me, and possibly even to our SC Governor.

  4. Ralph Hightower

    I hate these damned robocalls, but I think that I may have to start answering the phone after 8 PM for those to report those that violate SC Code of Laws:
    SECTION 16-17-446. Regulation of automatically dialed announcing device (ADAD).

    I reported both Wilsons, Joe and son, Alan,to SC Department of Consumer Affairs for using robocalls after 8 PM. I never heard any action that they took against the Wilsons. Hopefully, they sent my complaint to their campaign offices and it forced their staffs some time and money to respond.

  5. `Kathryn Fenner

    We got rid of our landline because all we ever got were robocalls and solicitations to give money to Harvard (as if…they have more money than Brazil).


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