Monday, June 4, 2012


I despair of the belief that we are capable of selecting our leaders by the electoral process.

Now, what brought that on?

I can't tell you how many times I have heard "He's not in touch with the people," or "He doesn't know how the average Joe lives," or "He lives in another world."  So let me get this straight.  What you want is an "average Joe" as your leader.

Average Joe has an IQ of 100 (by definition).  He has never earned more than $50 grand a year.  AJ, again on average, is a high school graduate, with perhaps a thirteenth year, either in a tech school or a freshman year in a community college.  He has never managed a Kool-Aid stand, much less a business with more than one other employee.  Yet this is what you want for the leadership of the free world?

So we rule out all the rich people, all the smart people, all the people who have actually run something other than the tires off their Chevrolet.

So we should have Joe, or Jolene.


Lin said...

It's hard because we don't want a Regular Joe running the place, but we want him (or her) to be able to empathize with the rest of us Regular Joes.

vanilla said...

Lin, indeed that does make it hard!

Vee said...

Makes one think!

vanilla said...

Vee: Good. I'd like to get the people thinking, if for no other reason than to annoy the politicians.