Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

--Edward Gorey

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Outlying Islands

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Um, More Cowbell?

Christopher Walken for President, 2008? He says:***

Our great country is in a terrible downward spiral. We're outsourcing jobs, bankrupting social security, and losing lives at war. We need to focus on what's important-- paying attention to our children, our citizens, our future. We need to think about improving our failing educational system, making better use of our resources, and helping to promote a stable, safe, and tolerant global society. It's time to be smart about our politics. It's time to get America back on track.

Apparently he's already fallen for the debunked bankrupt social security meme. Keep that up and he won't get my vote. Then again, it would be nice to have a seer (conveniently capable of anticipating his own assassination) in the White House after eight years of purposive myopia.

Read the press release purporting to announce his candidacy.

UPDATE: Too good to be true? It appears so. I'm not sure I'm convinced. But it is pretty suggestive that google searches of Mike Hansee and Michael Hansee (Walken's supposed campaign manager goes by Mike Hansee on the Walken site) turn up nothing but a handful of blog posts about this very issue. I find it hard to believe that even a grass roots campaign would start with someone at the helm who is such an outsider, such a political naif, that he literally has no online presence whatsoever.

*** Assuming this isn't all an elaborate hoax the likes of which we've seen before.


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