Gates for president
April 18, 2001 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Gates for president But can he afford to campaign?
posted by Postroad (12 comments total)

link not in working order :P

..and i was so psyched about casting my next ballot card ; )

[not really, im not even old enough yet ... :]
posted by a11an at 2:47 PM on April 18, 2001

Postroad, did you mean this?

If it doesn't work in the preview folks, don't submit it please. I'm tired of playing html babysitter...
posted by mathowie at 2:49 PM on April 18, 2001

Yes indeedy. Mathowie: how much do you charge for baby sitting and do you have references?
posted by Postroad at 2:50 PM on April 18, 2001

well, I trained that baby sea otter, so maybe I'm not the right guy...
posted by mathowie at 2:52 PM on April 18, 2001

Ha! Oh man, I know I'm just adding noise, but that is going to be cracking me up all day. The image of Matt teaching a baby sea otter the fine art of ocean-necrophilia - priceless.
posted by annathea at 3:01 PM on April 18, 2001

Matt has very strict rules about the clients he'll take on for babysitting. AFAIK, he's booked.

As far as the article goes, I think that most of the people polled don't actually see the great irony in their answer...
posted by fooljay at 3:10 PM on April 18, 2001

I don't know if I could take a blue screen during the State of the Union Address.
posted by Mark at 3:59 PM on April 18, 2001

I'd be upset about the government crashing twice a day myself, all those restarts can really hamper your work.
posted by Zool at 4:21 PM on April 18, 2001

Although the link was dead, it does pose an interesting question. We've already started to see some of the big wigs who have hit it rich in the tech arena running (and being elected) to congress. It's only a matter of time before one runs for prez.

Truthfully to hell with Gates, WOZ in 2004!
posted by mrBMsandwich at 4:48 PM on April 18, 2001

Nothing would work during the first term, but he'd probably pull things together by the end of Presidency 2.4...just in time for President Bezos.
posted by jpoulos at 6:04 PM on April 18, 2001

And the World Court would then announce anti-trust proceedings against the U.S. and force us to split into 50-some odd countries who all aren't allowed to trade with each other...
posted by gyc at 10:00 PM on April 18, 2001

Been there, done that. Ross Perot. For anyone who didn't catch that little adventure in democracy, it was alternately hilarious and terrifying. Although, there hasn't been a president since Eisenhower that didn't make me fretful, so I don't know if President Ross would have been any worse than President Happypants... probably just unpleasant in different sorts of ways....
posted by BGM at 12:58 AM on April 19, 2001

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