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    Default Confirmed: Jon Huntsman is a wanker

    Launches his PAC with... "poetry." Awful, Freshman English caliber poetry.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmi...ith_poems.html

    Ever since I saw his fawning, ass-kissing introduction of Sarah Palin in Minneapolis in 2008 I knew I didn't like this cat. This sort of thing confirms that earlier judgment.
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    I don't know of much to like about the guy, but I haven't followed him closely. What I've seen, I don't much care for.

    And principles?
    What principles?
    He really wimped out on the school voucher deal.
    Endorsed McCain.

    Maybe someday we'll find a new generation of conservative leaders.

    Well-grounded leaders of vision.
    What is Huntsman's vision?
    Has he ever written anything explaining this vision?
    This conservative vision?

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    Remember, Mitt Romney is BYU. John Huntsman is the University of Utah.

    "Uh oh, Utah just fumbled the opening kickoff."
    The Holy War is over, and Utah won - Federal Ute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Remember, Mitt Romney is BYU. John Huntsman is the University of Utah.

    "Uh oh, Utah just fumbled the opening kickoff."

    Hah, nice. They're both out of touch but at least Romney's got real private sector knowledge.

    Here's a Haiku for Huntsman:

    Politicians who
    Preach in awful poetry
    End up looking dumb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Remember, Mitt Romney is BYU. John Huntsman is the University of Utah.

    "Uh oh, Utah just fumbled the opening kickoff."
    I have a feeling that analogy is going to get a lot of use over the next two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxcoug View Post
    Hah, nice. They're both out of touch but at least Romney's got real private sector knowledge.

    Here's a Haiku for Huntsman:

    Politicians who
    Preach in awful poetry
    End up looking dumb

    Right back atcha.

    Romney a robot?
    Not so
    Robots can't flip-flop
    The Holy War is over, and Utah won - Federal Ute

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    Tangentially related: Thune announces he's not running. Frum sums up the field thusly:
    If you work on the assumption that the 2012 GOP nomination contest is a battle between Romney and not-Romney, John Thune’s departure helps Romney by removing a plausible candidate who is not Romney.

    If you think Romney is already terminally wounded, then Thune’s departure helps the best organized of the not-Romney alternatives: Tim Pawlenty.

    If you think that Republican primary voters are struggling to find a candidate who is 100% conservative but also free from the baggage carried by Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, that mission just got a lot harder.
    I think I mostly agree with that. I don't think Romney is terminally wounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Right back atcha.

    Romney a robot?
    Not so
    Robots can't flip-flop

    Hey! - Rules are rules man. Haiku = 5-7-5, so either add some syllables or invent a new form.

    (that said, whatever it is, it's pretty clever - as someone who wants to be a Mitt fan I have a hard time disputing it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oxcoug View Post
    (that said, whatever it is, it's pretty clever - as someone who wants to be a Mitt fan I have a hard time disputing it).
    My sentiments exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxcoug View Post
    Hah, nice. They're both out of touch but at least Romney's got real private sector knowledge.

    Here's a Haiku for Huntsman:

    Politicians who
    Preach in awful poetry
    End up looking dumb
    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Right back atcha.

    Romney a robot?
    Not so
    Robots can't flip-flop
    You guys are beckoning the haiku police. Consider yourselves warned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Right back atcha.

    Romney a robot?
    Not so
    Robots can't flip-flop
    Not to be contrary, but robots most certainly can and do flip-flop upon receiving new input, as should anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxcoug View Post
    Hey! - Rules are rules man. Haiku = 5-7-5, so either add some syllables or invent a new form.

    (that said, whatever it is, it's pretty clever - as someone who wants to be a Mitt fan I have a hard time disputing it).
    Damn, Haiku rules. Who knew? Would the panel accept lymerics? Works much better with my Ute background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Damn, Haiku rules. Who knew? Would the panel accept lymerics? Works much better with my Ute background.
    i wish huntsman rhymed with nantucket
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    Oxy, you should have linked to the actual Huntsman PAC site.

    In my limited exposure to poetry (I like it; I've bought books of poetry; I read poetry, but not very often, and most often in the New Yorker), the Huntsman PAC poem (the poem is not attributed to Huntsman) definitely comes across as "Freshman English caliber," which means that it is probably just right for the average GOP voter who might consider donating to Huntsman (smart, college educated, but not highly literate). I think it would have been smarter to make it a rhymer.

    The REAL problem with Huntsman's PAC is the logo:



    OK, I get it -- the PAC is called Horizon PAC, and their logo is a big red H, ostensibly for 'Horizon,' but obviously for 'Huntsman.' O'bama's logo fit nicely into the letter 'O,' and 'W' was known by everyone as 'W.' We've now lived more than a decade under presidents whose public campaigns were reducible to a single letter, a fact that makes it possible to mention the candidate 140 times in a single twitter message. How cool is that?

    But take a closer look at that 'H.' See the problem with it? Two vertical red bars with a red something in the middle. Now where have I seen something like that...

    ... oh yes, last Boxing Day:



    The REAL problem with Huntsman's PAC is that it is just WAY TOO CANADIAN, and to the GOP faithful, that is about as appealing as a menage a trois with Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    Oxy, you should have linked to the actual Huntsman PAC site.

    In my limited exposure to poetry (I like it; I've bought books of poetry; I read poetry, but not very often, and most often in the New Yorker), the Huntsman PAC poem (the poem is not attributed to Huntsman) definitely comes across as "Freshman English caliber," which means that it is probably just right for the average GOP voter who might consider donating to Huntsman (smart, college educated, but not highly literate). I think it would have been smarter to make it a rhymer.

    The REAL problem with Huntsman's PAC is the logo:
    Not to mention the tagline. Talk about undermining your cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Maybe Someday?

    No way in H.

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    This is my favorite line:

    "Slammed fists. Divisive words. Winning at any cost?"
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    I like Huntsman, but I'm beginning to think that I like him mostly because it irritates some people that I like him.
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    If Thomas S. Monson ever ran for President he would probably use poetry. Not something new, but some line from a famous poet. Probably not a well known line, something a little more obscure.

    That or he'd start with a story about a widow.


    Anyway - that's what I thought when you said that Huntsman kicked off his PAC with poetry.

    To be fair - I think the ideas he is selling in the poetry would be appealing to a large segment of society. I just don't think they want to buy it from him.

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    So my brother went ahead and started the Facebook page. Yeah, his work's pretty flexible.

    Bad Hunstman Poetry

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?...04754712868430

    His intro to the page:

    "The inspiration for this group is this article. Its purpose is to generate insipid political poetry that poses as profound. Haikus are welcome, blank verse is prized, and even free verse is OK as long as it looks like it could be have written by David Gergen."
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    There once was a man from Michigan
    More ruggedly handsome than Reagan
    But Huckabee mocked him
    And Palin she docked him
    And he died 'ere the Kenyan
    had de-frocked him.
    Last edited by Borderline Divine; 02-22-2011 at 02:28 PM.
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    Comes now the sad tale of Mitt Romn-ey
    T'was mocked for he'd never had strong tea
    They laughed at his undies
    Those cruel, mean fundies
    And they ripped him to shreds
    In the prim-a-ry
    The Holy War is over, and Utah won - Federal Ute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borderline Divine View Post
    Comes now the sad tale of Mitt Romn-ey
    T'was mocked for he'd never had strong tea
    They laughed at his undies
    Those cruel, mean fundies
    And they ripped him to shreds
    In the prim-a-ry
    Looks like we know who wrote the poetry for Huntsman.
    "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

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    Good stuff, Borderline Divine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Good stuff, Borderline Divine.
    Yeah, good stuff.

    More. We're like three-year-olds, we want more.
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    My Mitt haiku:

    Good old Mitt Romney
    Great Hair. Nice teeth. Fat Wallet.
    Zero charisma.
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    A Mitt Romney limerick:

    There once was a man from the Bay State
    Who claimed to abhor all the gay hate
    I don't mind queers
    Mitt said through his tears
    As long as they don't marry or fornicate
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
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    For Prez Huntsman wanted to run
    In China he'd had enough fun
    So a poem he had written
    With it no one was smitten
    And in the wink of an eye he was done
    The Holy War is over, and Utah won - Federal Ute

    Think of how stupid the average American is. Then remember that half are even dumber than that. - George Carlin

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