Saw the Palin footage with Couric. Eesh. Not as laughably horrible as everyone on the Board seems to think, but not particularly inspiring, either.
Since half the country seems to worry about McCain’s instability, close ties to Bush and Palin’s inexperience, and the other half worries about Obama’s socialist leanings and Biden’s tendency to wander off into the weeds, why not this?
Let’s put a computer, or robot, into the Oval Office chair. It could be like that ‘Robbie the Robot’ character from the old ‘Lost in Space’ series. And since Robbie only had a few kilobytes of storage at most, we would have to keep the code simple.
SUBROUTINE PRESIDENCY(VETO, WAR)
IF SPENDING(YEAR) > (SPENDING(YEAR-1) * CPI * POP_INCREASE) THEN VETO = “YES”
IF ATTACK_USA OR ATTACK_NATO THEN WAR = “YES”
And leave it at that. I’d vote for that. Need to figure out how to code up the Supreme Court nominees. But if we kept it simple and just left it 4-4 for the remainder of the term that wouldn’t be so bad either.