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Re: Political Follicles (and hostas too)

  • Subject: Re: Political Follicles (and hostas too)
  • From: "Pat Mora" <patmora@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 18:44:46 -0600

Bill: Oh yes, Bob Solberg has my vote. I think he may be able to give us
government grants, worth millions, for the study of hostas.
Pat
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alttara Scheer" <alttara@earthlink.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: Political Follicles (and hostas too)


> Geeze, Bill that is too damn easy! It would have to be Bob Solberg.
>
> Duh.
>
>
> On Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 06:30 PM, Bill Meyer wrote:
>
> > Hi Everybody,
> >      All this political talk got me thinking. For the last few months,
> > Dean
> > and Clark looked like they would be slugging it out for the Democratic
> > nomination, while all the others just looked like they were waiting
> > for the
> > right time to give up. It looked in the news like Kerry had as much
> > chance
> > as Al Sharpton, this year's comedy candidate. Of course this was just
> > speculation and polls, and when people got down to voting it was a big
> > surprise. Kerry first and Edwards second? How could the media have
> > been so
> > off target?
> >       I think I've found the answer to that, and a way to predict
> > where the
> > future elections will go. Here in America there's only one thing that
> > really
> > counts. No, it's not their views on the issues, or the amount of money
> > they
> > have, or anything else that you might find talked about by the media.
> > What's
> > really important, the genuine deciding factor in who will win and who
> > won't
> > is this -Which Candidate has the most Hair? If you look at it that
> > way, it's
> > clear that Dean and Clark never had a prayer, and with that remarkable
> > lawn
> > Kerry is sporting, George W. is in real trouble. The latest polls now
> > show
> > just that. Bush  was always ahead of Dean and Clark in the polls, but
> > now
> > that Kerry is the frontrunner, Bush is suddenly behind.
> >        Shall we look back at the history of our recent presidents? John
> > Kennedy - lots of hair - won and was very popular. Jimmy Carter - lots
> > of
> > hair - won when nobody was expecting him to. Ronald Reagan - lots of
> > hair-
> > won big twice. Bill Clinton - lots of hair - another big double winner.
> > LBJ - not much hair - got the job by default and didn't run again.
> > Gerald
> > Ford - not much hair - likewise got it by default and lost when he
> > ran. G.
> > W. Bush - not much hair - was defeated in the popular vote by the much
> > hairier Gore but got in on electoral college vote. George Sr.? Well he
> > won
> > against a much fuller-maned Dukakis, but almost anybody could have
> > beaten
> > Dukakis, and don't forget - Dukakis beat all the other Democrats for
> > the
> > nomination. Alright, there was Nixon, but......
> >        Yes folks, it's the hair that matters most! Does anyone really
> > think
> > that a bald-headed man could be elected President of the United States
> > no
> > matter what his other qualities?
> >        I think we hosta fans need a candidate of our own. Someone who
> > understands us and will push for policy changes to make our lives
> > easier. We
> > need a president who gardens. A president that worries about
> > overwintering
> > and can't wait for spring. A president that will surround the White
> > House
> > with hostas and other (companion) plants. A president that also worries
> > about viruses and nematodes. A president who can tell organic
> > fertilizer
> > from campaign speeches. Yes, we need a president who cares about the
> > plants!
> >        Let's hear your suggestions for who should be our candidate!
> > Remember, guys like Dan might make a great candidate if they had enough
> > hair, but they'd never have a chance against Kerry's mane. Nope, we
> > need
> > someone who could stand toe-to-toe with the best hair in the Democratic
> > Party, someone who can match Kerry follicle for follicle. There hasn't
> > been
> > a serious independent candidate for President since Ross Perot, so the
> > time
> > is right for another one now.
> >
> > .......Bill
> > Meyer
> >
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