One of Andy’s favorite cartoonists is Kate Beaton, a thirtysomething unmarried non-breeding Brooklynite who has every good reason to add this particular t-shirt to her merch page. It inspired me to consider marketing a t-shirt that says, “Shut Up About 9/11.” I’ve already gotten half a dozen orders.
But what I’d like to say is: shut up about Rick Perry. I don’t want to hear another word about this idiot.
But when I really think about it, what I want is to STOP TALKING ABOUT THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. It’s more than a year away. Nothing is gained by extending the campaigning season to 18 months. It wears out the voting populace. The only people that profit are advertising agencies and the media outlets where they place their self-serving, highly partisan propaganda. It’s obscene the amount of money that is spent on this advertising that could be spent renovating schools and hospitals or feeding the poor. It is already illegal to do any campaigning within 500 feet of a polling station — in some states, within 100 feet. I propose that there should be a law making it against the law to run for any office more than five weeks before the election takes place.