Sunday, 21 February 2010

New Coke Nostalgia

Alexander Haig 1981-2010

In memoriam, this reminder for context:
The family of the man charged with trying to assassinate President Reagan is acquainted with the family of Vice-President George Bush and had made large contributions to his political campaign ... Scott Hinckley, brother of John W. Hinckley, Jr., was to have dined tonight in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, one of the Vice-President's sons ... The Houston Post said it was unable to reach Scott Hinckley, vice-president of his father's Denver-based firm, Vanderbilt Energy Corporation, for comment. Neil Bush lives in Denver, where he works for Standard Oil Company of Indiana. In 1978, Neil Bush served as campaign manager for his brother, George W. Bush, the Vice-President's eldest son, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Neil lived in Lubbock, Texas, throughout much of 1978, where John Hinckley lived from 1974 through 1980.


If you love to do blow, get blown, and blow presidents away, then you could be presidential material. In fairness, only GHWB has revealed the tendency to treasonous assassination - pulling it off one and a half times, giving him a seventy-five percent success rate. Ronnie was pretty naive and didn't go down so easy, though once he learned the Contra-cain connection, he feigned Reaganaire's Disease pretty convincingly. It'd apparently dawned on him: The Company don't play. Business is business, after all.

The hillbilly between the Bushes fared much better. Not that he didn't end up having to be a survivor; the zealots who tried to run him outa town had no idea he was on the right side. Well, hell, just like anyone else, they probably didn't even know what side they were on. Like the majority of the country, it's all a friggin' personality contest.

Speaking of personality and company business: You reckon having access to all that coke gets you to your appointments on time? I dunno, my guess is that Poppy was from the don't do your own product school. Clearly Bubba & Dubya knew less self control.

I wonder how many DC denizens are hooked on Smackistan.