Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hortatory Exploratory

News reports say John McCain, Rudolph Giuliani, and Tom Vilsack have formed so-called exploratory committees. Supposedly they are exploring a run for U.S. president, and these "exploratory committees" allow them to raise money or something. Legally, that is. What a sham. (And, then they want you to check off a box on your taxes to allocate more cash for such charades? Please.)

I am announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to explore the formation of an exploratory committee. Well, I'm just exploring the idea. (Salma Hayek is another concept I'd like to explore.)

In 1928 the Republican Party used the slogan "A chicken in every pot." (Ralph Keyes notes in The Quote Verifier that the slogan is often misattributed to Herbert Hoover; no such evidence has ever been found.)

I haven't come up with a slogan yet. I've got three or four I'm mulling over (but my focus groups haven't all sobered up yet, so we're not sure):

-- I Leap for Kierkegaard

-- My Cellphone Is a Vibrator

-- Be Nice, Or I Shalt Smite Thee

-- Laugh. Or. . . .Else.

Back to exploring. . . .

12 comments:

Odat (with a cellphone and peace sign) said...

Of course, I like the cellphone quote!

Peace

Anonymous said...

Smiting, definitely go with the smiting. No ideas of my own...

Crankster said...

How about "Derrida in a nutshell."

mist1 said...

I've never understood that chicken quote. I'm not a huge fan of chicken. I'd rather have "A steak on every plate."

Anonymous said...

You could use 'vote for me or die,' but that might not be the message you want to get out there. Exploring Salma Hayek, huh? Can I be VP?
;-)

Glamourpuss said...

How about 'No man is an island but this president thinks he's a continent.' ?

Hmmm, not catchy enough. Needs works.

'Splendid Isolation: Pissing off World Leaders for Fifty Years.' ?

I'll keep thinking...

Puss

azgoddess said...

a slogan...can it be one that has already been used?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slogan

i like:
In Your Guts, You Know He's Nuts

laughing...

Anonymous said...

Exploratory Committee? What the hell!!! Hey would anyone like to donate to the Sheila's College Tuition Fund? Any takers.... No? haha

Serena said...

I always though the phrase "Get into line (or we bomb you)!" was appropriate.


Also, as a person who has lived under the tyrranny that is Ruldoph Giuliani, I just have to say: That man should never be president!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Pot for every chicken.

Do not ask how much Kierkegaard can do for you, ask how much you can do for Kierkegaard.

Dead vibrators tell no lies.

It's a cellphone eat cellphone world out there.


When will your group be back in focus?

Anonymous said...

I like the smite slogan, but I think you should change the first part. "Be Nice" sounds just a tad too wimpy.

sammyray said...

The only exploratory committee these guys need is rectal.