July 7, 2008

It's time to turn the Webb page.

"Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President."

21 comments:

Roger J. said...

Not as good as Sherman's but close.

Pogo said...

"Under no circumstances will I be asked to be a candidate for Vice President."

Host with the Most said...

Jim Webb is an honorable man who has served his country, but I never liked him when he worked for Reagan: everything was always about him.

He is a showboater first, a public servant second. Haven't we had enough of these kind of people in government?

George said...

Get some liquor into him, and he'll change his mind.

Anthony said...

I have thought Webb would be Obama's best choice for VP.

Bissage said...

Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President.

Fellow Althousians, I have to tell you, this saddens me greatly. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Jim Webb. From “Galveston” to “Up, Up and Away” all the way to “MacArthur Park”, Mr. Webb has written some of the most memorable and innovative music of his generation.

His solo albums are critically acclaimed and deservedly so!

It should be enough that his songs have been recorded and performed by the world’s greatest musical talents and that he has inspired countless artists to make the world a better place.

Still . . . I wanted . . . him . . . to be . . . MY VICE PRESIDENT!

Mr. Webb . . . SIR . . . America salutes you !!!

Go . . . go . . . and be happy!

You’ve done enough!

We can never repay the debt we owe already!

Thank you, sir . . .THANK YOU!!!

UWS guy said...

He just wants to retire to monticello to be with his books...

nooooooo, maybe he's just playing hard to get.

AJ Lynch said...

Ann made a funny.

m00se said...

Damn.

That would have been a dream ticket - I could see him launching himself over the podium during the debates that McCain's running mate...

Ruth Anne Adams said...

As a conservative who's just not too thrilled with McCain, I'm relieved about Webb.

A Sarah Palin pick for McCain might help my apathy even further.

Paul said...

Nah. Webb's just realized that he wants to be Colin Powell's pick for veep, not Obama's.

"Some day, my prince will come..."

The Drill SGT said...

Anthony said...
I have thought Webb would be Obama's best choice for VP.


other than the fact that he's an ego driven politican, who gets insulted easily, has a distain for some laws, who would be hard to control and by his presence would seem to sharpen the critique of Obama's inexperience?

He's my Senator, he'd be better suited as a Texas Senator :)

Pastafarian said...

I'll stick with my original prediction for Obama's VP pick: Ted Strickland, idiot Governor of Ohio.

Joe said...

Isn't he protesting a little too much? How vain do you have to be to repeatedly turn down a job nobody has asked you to do?

chuck b. said...

Interesting.

The other construction, "It's time to turn the page on Webb", would have a) been subtle, and b) totally cracked me up just the same.

(I LOL'd at this formulation too. I'm just saying it's interesting.)

ron st.amant said...

other than the fact that he's an ego driven politican, who gets insulted easily, has a distain for some laws, who would be hard to control

Why should that be a deal breaker?...we've had that in a VP for the last 7 1/2 years!!!

The Drill SGT said...

Why should that be a deal breaker?...we've had that in a VP for the last 7 1/2 years!!!

well Cheney has a lot more experience, but if the Dems want Webb, make him a deal he can't refuse, thought I warned you...

Let the Buyer Beware

William said...

I admire his ability to expound on the Scotch-Irish mystigue. I rank it with D H Lawrence's explication of the dark driven sexuality of the British.

William said...

And Tolkien's harsh but fair analysis of the hobbits.

Anthony said...

Drill SGT -- all politicians are ego driven, that is why they became politicians. They think someone cares about what they care about and if someone doesn't care, they pass a law to make them care.

Emily Carson said...

webb is smart.