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August 29, 2007 9:40 PM   Subscribe

Do you want your next president to be an unintelligent, corrupt, incompetent liar? Of course you don’t. Neither does Russ Feingold. (And oh by the way, the next president must also be a Dylan fan. More about the video)
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posted by Rangeboy at 9:45 PM on August 29, 2007


Russ Feingold hates America.

He was the only Senator to vote against The Patriot Act the first time around.
posted by Poolio at 9:46 PM on August 29, 2007


Apropos, Talking Points Memo, this very evening.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:47 PM on August 29, 2007


Apropos, Talking Points Memo, this very evening.

I was expecting the "Dylan fan" link to go there. :)
posted by Poolio at 9:47 PM on August 29, 2007


Kind of cool that a politician would do something like this, but his performance just isn't very good. Not joking.
posted by dhammond at 9:48 PM on August 29, 2007


I want my next president to be a tiny Jewish man from Wisconsin.
posted by imposster at 9:56 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


...his performance just isn't very good.

He's a reliably great performer when/where it counts.
posted by Poolio at 10:00 PM on August 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


Pepsi Blue
posted by Poolio at 10:03 PM on August 29, 2007


Kind of wish he'd have run for POTUS, kind of glad he didn't.

A man of honesty, integrity, and intelligence. The American media wouldn't have treated him as if he was a small cut above Mike Gravel.
posted by bardic at 10:17 PM on August 29, 2007 [3 favorites]


cool, he did a takeoff on that INXS video "mediate."


I kid.

seriously, he seems like a great guy, and I'm a bigger Dylan fan than the next guy but come on... whoever the Dems nominate has already got the over 40 white liberals locked up.

try reaching out to the people who are actually going to win or lose the election for you.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:25 PM on August 29, 2007


Whoa. That sucked.
posted by humannaire at 10:31 PM on August 29, 2007


cool, he did a takeoff on that INXS video "mediate."

Yeah, but Dylan covered them first.
posted by cortex at 10:31 PM on August 29, 2007


I heart russ feingold. (you can download yr russ feingold fan club desktop here*)

* Wayback Machine link -- looks like the RFFC is outta buisness. :(
posted by pfafflin at 10:32 PM on August 29, 2007


Is it my imagination or did Weird Al use the music from "On The Road Again" instead of the music from Subterranean Homesick Blues?
posted by Clay201 at 10:51 PM on August 29, 2007


Russ is basically the only person in this country I would whole-heartedly vote for.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 10:52 PM on August 29, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm politically active: I vote, I have opinions on things, I'm well-informed. But I still often find myself voting for people who are the best available, but not my dream candidate.

But when it comes to Russ, I'm a bona-fide True Believer.
posted by bijou at 11:06 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


But our president is an incredibly competent liar...
posted by doctor_negative at 12:09 AM on August 30, 2007


If by 'competent' you mean 'consistent.'
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:18 AM on August 30, 2007


...but his performance just isn't very good.

It was a dead-on imitation of Dylan, though.
posted by DU at 4:19 AM on August 30, 2007


"Russ Feingold hates America.

He was the only Senator to vote against The Patriot Act the first time around."

Sorry Poolio, that's called having a pair. I supported him
in that decision as well.

It is actually possible to retain your rights and fight against terrorism.

When I hear people say that I think of this quote by Benjamin Franklin:
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security".

If you're all about giving up your freedoms for "security", move somewhere else. Like maybe Saudi Arabia, Indonesia,
Venezuela, one of those lovely places. You can fit right in with the rest of the mindless, non-questioning masses there.
posted by Chocomog at 4:54 AM on August 30, 2007


It's a good thing that he got campaign finance reform passed. The dividends have been huge!
posted by Kwantsar at 4:59 AM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Russ Feingold is my hero.
posted by desjardins at 6:27 AM on August 30, 2007


Chocomog, you might want to check your irony-meter.
posted by adamrice at 7:56 AM on August 30, 2007


Progressive, eh? Isn't that the modern code word for "there is no problem that a little more government can't fix (especially those problems caused by the government)"? What's that famous definition of insanity again? Something about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?

Honest, competant, intelligent? Yes, more please. Progressive? Not so much.
posted by oncogenesis at 9:34 AM on August 30, 2007


Here's a cute little hat for your strawman, oncogenesis.
posted by Floydd at 9:45 AM on August 30, 2007


Thanks, Floydd. But the trucker hat trend ended several years ago. I would've accepted a leopard skin pillbox hat. Got any more up-to-date signifiers of man o' the people authenticity?
posted by oncogenesis at 10:35 AM on August 30, 2007


Howzabout a nice Fung Wah busdriver hat?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:49 AM on August 30, 2007


It's either that or the fez.
Sorry, that's all I got.
posted by Floydd at 12:30 PM on August 30, 2007


Sorry, prior art.
posted by Fezboy! at 2:01 PM on August 30, 2007


Play your cards right little fella and soon you'll be Fezman!
posted by Floydd at 2:10 PM on August 30, 2007


Pocket deuces! ITMND!
posted by Fezboy! at 2:24 PM on August 30, 2007


The person at the end, wearing the Statue of Liberty crown and holding up the word "Tolerant" - that would be me. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 7:31 PM on August 30, 2007


I wish he would've run this time. I wish he'd run any time.

I still think that a liberal politician who espouses their views clearly, and then actually holds to those views, would attract many more voters (from the various disaffected) than they would turn away.
posted by jiawen at 10:04 PM on August 30, 2007


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