Nice Doggie

Too many rocks headed my way yesterday in reaction to the post about Obama and Jackie, whoo!

Who said if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen? Harry Truman, wasn’t it? If politics is the art of the possible (which it is) and if much of it relies on tact and diplomacy (which it does) then a second remark comes to mind, this uttered by the great Will Rogers: “Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’  until you can find a rock.

These are snakey times all right; people are mad. It brings to mind what Will Rogers also said: “Every guy just looks in his own pocket and then votes. And the funny part of it is that it’s the last year of an administration that counts. A president can have three bad ones and then wind up with everybody having money in the fourth, and the incumbent will win so far he needn’t even stay up to hear the returns. Conditions win elections, not speeches.” Pretty apt! He also said, ‘Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.” Apt again.

So tomorrow I think I’ll get as far away from ‘the kitchen’ as I can and return to Jackie Kennedy Onassis Tempelseman (if we can pretend she married that last guy which she might as well have.) But how can we end without quoting Will one more time?

“We don’t know what we want but we’re ready to bite somebody to get it”.

Hard to believe he spoke 80 years ago, eh?

4 thoughts on “Nice Doggie

  1. Sorry to hear about rocks beign thrown your way. It is your blog; you can say whatever you feel like saying. I also continue to support Obama. That doesn’t mean I agree with everything that he has done but he is a big step above all the Republican candidates that stand on a stage. I regret that Obama didn’t call the bluff of the Republicans who refuse to act rationally.

  2. I agree with Mary above. I support Obama, too. He inherited a big set of problems and I doubt anyone else could have done better. He certainly seems preferable to the cast of characters the Republicans are serving up.

  3. Now you know what I meant by ”sticking your ass out to be kicked” …..
    the internet is full of people with nothing good to say.
    I saw the aircraft seat Will Rogers was sitting in when he and
    Wiley Post crashed up near Pt.Barrow, Alaska.

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