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  •  if my memory serves me correctly (1+ / 0-)
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    Neon Mama

    Comedian Pat Paulson ran as a presidential candidate while on one of the comedy shows, maybe Saturday Night Live, i don't remember.  This is absolutely ridiculous and is further blurring the ever shrinking gap between news and entertainment. Surely people, even those who get the 'hard news' from Stephen Colbert and the Daily Show are aware that it is satire? the interview with Tim Russert and Colbert on Meet the Press was hard to tell actually, since the unbelievable is now totally believable.

    I am not a lawyer, and have no desire to parse the law in this way. If a comedian who is avowedly 'fictional' except for his name, and even that is up for debate, can't run in one state as President for both parties the entire ridiculous farce is shown up for what it is. So I am not sure whether I am expected to take this diary seriously or not?

    So I'll treat it as a joke, which this pathetic campaign for future President is rapidly turning into, with Giuliani and Thompson playing Mussolini and Elliot Ness.

    •  I think it's fascinating (4+ / 0-)

      how much we're all learning about the byzantine rules for running for President out of this. The contrast of Republican: $35,000 vs. Democrat: $2500 or 3,000 signatures is illuminating all on its own.

      Of course, he's paving the way for the next guy to run with Doritos logos on his suit instead of a flag lapel pin.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Fri Oct 26, 2007 at 03:39:44 PM PDT

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      •  and probably even that is on the (0+ / 0-)

        auction block. Get your Taco Bell or Mcdonalds lapel flag pin here. Think of the money that could raise. Wow. Viva capitalism. Democracy for sale, when I was young it was merely 'Love for sale'.

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