Cool, lets fast track it. imagine howard stern VP for America, god what a cluster f.. that would be, and we think Greece is bad that is nothing
compared to what would happen to america.
Fair enough. Howard Stern's radio show has offended alot of you in some shape or form.
The things he has done to advance and drive his show were a blatant attempt to advance his career. He has done this rather well, no? Americas Got
Talent, anyone? Is he the same man on that show? I'd wager you'd say no.
Now, let's look at the things that our elected officials have done to advance their careers...such as sex, bribery, blackmail, organized crime
involvement, lied under oath, infidelity (may or may not have advanced office, but none the less, in our society it somehow matters to constituents),
Mayor Marion Barry of DC. President Bill Clinton. President Richard Nixon. Illinois Congressman Blagojevich.
The following all refused to testify under oath before the US Congress and resigned their positions instead of facing potential recrimination...
Michael A. Battle Director of Executive Office of US Attorneys in the Justice Department.
Bradley Schlozman Director of Executive Office of US Attorneys who replaced Battle
Michael Elston Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty
Paul McNulty Deputy Attorney General to William Mercer
William W. Mercer Associate Attorney General to Alberto Gonzales
Kyle Sampson Chief of Staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Alberto Gonzales Attorney General of the United States
Monica Goodling Liaison between President Bush and the Justice Department
Joshua Bolten Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bush was found in Contempt of Congress
Sara M. Taylor Aide to Presidential Advisor Karl Rove
Karl Rove Advisor to President Bush
Harriet Miers Legal Counsel to President Bush, was found in Contempt of Congress
And lets shine the light on George H.W. Bush for a moment...
George H. W. Bush (R) President. during his election campaign, Bush denied any knowledge of the Iran Contra Affair by saying he was "out of the
loop." But his own diaries of that time stated "I'm one of the few people that know fully the details ..." He repeatedly refused to disclose this to
investigators and won the election. (1988)
Catalina Vasquez Villalpando, (R) Treasurer of the United States. Pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and tax evasion. The only US Treasurer
ever sent to prison. (1992)
Iran-Contra Affair pardons. On December 24, 1992, George H. W. Bush (R) granted clemency to five convicted government officials and Caspar
Weinberger, whose trial had not yet begun. This action prevented any further investigation into the matter.
Caspar Weinberger Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan
Robert C. McFarlane National Security Advisor to Ronald Reagan
Elliott Abrams Asssistant Secretary of State to Ronald Reagan
Clair George CIA Chief of Covert Ops
Alan D. Fiers Chief of the CIA's Central American Task Force
Duane Clarridge CIA Operations Officer
Ok, enough Wikipedia.
Now, You were offended. I understand. I don't like everything I hear and see, either.
But, if Howard Stern has done one thing...he has done something rather amazing.
Unlike EVERY OTHER (potential) politician in the history of the world, he has shown us what I believe is truly his worst BEFORE even THINKING of
running for office.
And it was merely PR stunts to maintain an audience for his show.
If he's shown his worst...doesn't that mean that we have yet to see his best?
And, for those of you who truly seethe at the thought of Howard Stern...consider this...
Jesse Ventura was hardly given the time of day, as a US State Governor, and since. He is considered a kook because he "wears a tin foil hat" and
lends credence to "conspiracy theories".
Who is the ONE person who has always given Jesse Ventura the time of day. The unregulated, unedited opportunity to speak his mind?
I don't believe we've seen the real Howard Stern. Just as much as I don't believe any one of us know the "real" Barack Obama. I believe that both of
these men have put on masks as much as each and every one of us do in our interactions with our bosses at work, our coworkers, our interactions with
our neighbors, our interactions with our parents and family, our interactions with our children, our interactions with our spouses, our interactions
with our closest friends. Do you truly behave the same in EACH AND EVERY situation I've detailed above ?
Try to look at what I've said. Try to think about it. Try to see through some social and moral conditioning that we've all been subject to. Try to
put aside the feelings of offense, of hurt, and look at the simple facts.
Our current method of selecting elected officials is about as effective as monkeys doing it for us. We are part and party of a two party system that
bullies and belittles attempts by "outsiders" to make it to the election. Or even to the debates (Think Ralph Nader for the Green Party, he was
invited to the televised elections, but not allowed onto the stage to the debate). This needs to change.
Change starts in ourselves, and how we perceive things.
Look at how you perceive Howard Stern.
Yes, I am a fan. Yes, I do listen to his show. And yes, I believe everything I have said here.
edit on 29-9-2013 by SadistNocturne because: Well, just because I said so....now go to bed!!!!!