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Jul 23 2012

Delgaudio Offers Romney VP Advice

Eugene Delgaudio, the maniacally anti-gay nutbar and religious right grifter who sends me constant emails intended for PZ, has some advice for Mitt Romney on his pending vice presidential choice. And wait till you see who is on this short list:

But Public Advocate has also posted a list of popular conservatives, mostly radio hosts that would make excellent picks for Vice-president:

“Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Reagan, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Joe Farah, or Chuck Norris would be a great pick from just ten top conservative leaders,” said Delgaudio.

What, no Victoria Jackson? No Pat Boone? For the record, I think any of those people would be brilliant picks by Romney and I strongly encourage him to heed Delgaudio’s advice. Pretty please?

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  1. 1
    Jordan Genso

    The media was pathetically gullible last Monday by running with the story from the Romney campaign that “the VP pick may come as soon as this week! OMG!!”, as if that statement is not perpetually true until the moment they pick the VP.

    I wonder if the mainstream media will be just as stupid this week and once again allow the campaign to distract from Romney’s taxes and timeline at Bain. The more talk about who the VP may be, the more the Romney campaign benefits from avoiding actual issues.

    Personally, I don’t think the timeline at Bain is a relevant story, although I would prefer for Romney just to admit that he was CEO even after Feb 1999. There’s speculation the Obama campaign wants to establish that now in order to attack him later for an investment Bain made in the fall of 1999 in a medical waste company whose business included disposing of aborted fetuses. Again, I think such an attack by the Obama campaign is wrong, as it is intended mainly to appeal to religious conservatives’ irrational negative reactions to such a story, but if the Romney campaign already knows it is coming, they might as well admit it and address it now rather than wait til late September/October.

    Romney’s taxes, on the other hand, are highly relevant. Even if his campaign is correct when they state that he didn’t do anything illegal, the whole point is that his actions in avoiding taxes SHOULD potentially be illegal. If Romney becomes President, he will influence the tax system to make it even more immorally/inefficiently tilted to benefit the wealthy (like himself) at the expense of everyone else. He will have the ability to make other tax avoidance strategies legal, when they should be illegal.

    Taking a look at his tax returns and how he benefits from the current loopholes is highly relevant to that discussion.

  2. 2
    coleslaw

    As a resident of Louisiana, I really, really wish he would pick Bobby Jindal and get him out of our state, if only until November. I realize there is absolutely no benefit to Romney in picking Jindal: Romney already has the state of Louisiana sewed up, we don’t have a large number of electoral votes anyway, Jindal doesn’t make up for Romney’s total lack of charisma and to those suspicious of a Mormon, a Hindu-turned-Catholic is not likely to be looked on with any less suspicion. So I can’t offer one good reason for Romney to pick Jindal, but a girl can always dream.

  3. 3
    Adrian W.

    Vice President Chuck Norris doesn’t break Senate ties, he roundhouse kicks them into parallel dimensions.

  4. 4
    Marcus Ranum

    Chuck Norris would be a good option. Because Sarah Palin wasn’t crazy and stupid enough!

  5. 5
    Marcus Ranum

    If Chuck Norris was the VP, would they change the Oval Office into the Roundhouse Room?

    They could disband the Department Of Defense (yay! even smaller government!) because we wouldn’t need it anymore: Chuck could just glare at the world and make it sit down and shut up.

  6. 6
    Marcus Ranum

    As an aside:
    I would prefer for Romney just to admit that he was CEO even after Feb 1999

    It’s a side-show. If Romney was the sole shareholder, he controlled the board of directors and the board decides who’s CEO. You don’t just “un-CEO” a CEO without it showing up in the board meeting minutes, etc. Unless the company is just a shell company covering for a guy who does whatever he wants. Like Mitt Romney.

  7. 7
    yoav

    Some time ago they were running an ad about how on his firs week in office president mittens was going to tell China to start playing fair on trade, and my immediate question was, and what would he do when they tell him to go fu*k himself, now I know the answer, he will have VP Chuck Norris go and roundhouse kick China.

  8. 8
    TGAP Dad

    Wonder why he forgot Ted Nugent?

  9. 9
    Forrest

    VP Chuck Norris… the movie Idiocracy is becoming reality.

  10. 10
    lofgren

    I think it is meaningful that none of those people are actually in politics. They are all just commentators. It says something significant about the value of bluster vs. accomplishment to Delgaudio.

  11. 11
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Now I have a picture in my head of Victoria Jackson’s whistle-stop VP campaign, with impromptu ukulele concerts given from the back of the train. “There’s a Communist living in the White House!”

  12. 12
    Modusoperandi

    TGAP Dad “Wonder why he forgot Ted Nugent?”
    Because Nugent’s gonna head the Presidential Address Band. Duh.

  13. 13
    yoav

    A reasonable person look at the Palin 2008 clusterfuck and think, maybe next time you should pick someone who is actually qualified as your VP nominee. Eugene Delgaudio look at the same clusterfuck and think, the problem was we didn’t go with someone even crazier.

  14. 14
    Dennis N

    Of course none of his suggestions are in politics. Being a politician means compromising from time to time, even a tiny bit. That is unacceptable to a movement that pushes further and further toward complete purity. You shared air on the House floor with a Demo-rat? RINO!

  15. 15
    Worldtraveller

    I think those are all GREAT choices for rMoney!

  16. 16
    Michael Heath

    Matt Drudge is pushing hard for Condi Rice; he obviously wants to improve Mr. Romney’s chance of winning.

    Perhaps he’s wrong given Ms. Rice’s pro-abortion rights though she’s about as verbal on that as Dick Cheney was prior to 2009 on gay rights; not to mention Ms. Rice’s spectacular losses to the Cheney-Rumsfeld bureaucratic tag-team from 2001 through 2004. Though Rice did come out on top eventually; though after we’d gone to Iraq, impotently invaded Afghanistan, and tortured. So she brings some baggage with her when it comes to her involvement with the administration prior to Obama’s which Republicans are committed to avoiding actually occurred.

  17. 17
    John Hinkle

    Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Reagan, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Joe Farah, or Chuck Norris…

    What, no Grinch Who Stole Christmas? No Abenezer Scrooge? No Darth Vader? And no Sauron?!?!

    I mean, if we’re going to fantasize, at least turn it up to 11!

    And c’mon. What short list doesn’t include Joe The Plumber?

  18. 18
    slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #16

    I have a suspicion that Mr. Drudge, the closeted gay man, probably doesn’t get too excited on the subject of abortion. I have to agree with him. More then anything, putting Rice on the ticket would put the pressure on Obama to replace Biden with Hillary Clinton to retain the female vote (interesting to not that Ms. Palin also seems on board with a Rice selection).

  19. 19
    dan4

    @18: “…the closeted gay man…”

    Uh, if he’s a CLOSETED gay man, how do you know he’s a gay man?

  20. 20
    Michael Heath

    slc1 writes:

    . . .interesting to not[e] that Ms. Palin also seems on board with a Rice selection

    Where I perceive Palin hoping to use Ms. Rice like Ruch Limbaugh uses Clarence Thomas. They want see their house slave take down the uppity nigger. In Palin’s case it’s personal because she so belittled Mr. Obama during the ’08 campaign and then the American people had the temerity to chose Obama over her.

    I suspect this because I’m confident Ms. Palin is almost totally clueless regarding Rice’s actual record.

  21. 21
    slc1

    Re dan4 @ #19

    A good question. The answer is that Drudge is in the closet in the sense that he hasn’t admitted his predilection. Just as Anderson Cooper was in the closet until very recently, even though it was known for years that he was gay. However, it seems to be an open secret that Drudge is gay as my information is that he has been outed by several gay web sites.

  22. 22
    slc1

    Re Heath @ #20

    Actually, Ms. Palin is not entirely clueless about Rice. For instance, she is aware that Rice is, at least, tepidly pro-choice on abortion, and stated that the issue was not important in picking a vice-president. It may not be important for her but it certainly raised the ire of several in the anti-choice community when Drudge posted his supposed scoop.

  23. 23
    shockna

    Dear Willard Mitt Romney,

    Mr. Delgaudio is onto something here. He’s chosen all of the best leaders of the conservative movement and given them to you in one neat package! I strongly urge you to pick a Real True American Patriot™ from among them, and pick Joseph Farah. After all, he runs Americas second favorite news source, the Wing Nut World Net Daily!

    Yours truly,
    ~ Anonymous super patriot

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