JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/01/quote-of-day_25.html (18 comments)

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jsid-1201272533-586938  Mike II at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:48:53 +0000

I'd take a plant over most of the choices that I have been given. Once Paul is out, a vote for a potted palm won't look so bad.

jsid-1201279605-586950  Markadelphia at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:46:45 +0000

I didn't vote for Gore or Bush in 2000. I voted libertarian because I thought Gore, at the time, was a dork. I was wrong and I really think our country would've been much better off with him for the last 8 years.

Of course, there's no way for sure to know...

jsid-1201280551-586955  HokiePundit at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:02:31 +0000

As much of a disappointment as Bush has been, I'd still vote for him over Gore if I could go back to 2000 and re-vote.

jsid-1201283020-586958  Sarah at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:43:40 +0000

In some sense, evolution is still running in the right direction: plants have a more personality than Gore.

jsid-1201283236-586959  geekWithA.45 at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:47:16 +0000

Michael Moore, (dung be upon him, and may his name engender revulsion) already ran a ficus plant in Jersey, thus opening the way.


I, for one, welcome our new vegetative masters...

jsid-1201288177-586964  Guest (anonymous) at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:09:37 +0000

"In some sense, evolution is still running in the right direction: plants have a more personality than Gore."

And Gore has more personality than Kerry.

Where is Alfred E. Neuman when you need him?

jsid-1201288243-586965  DJ at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:10:43 +0000

Arrggh ...

That "anonymous" was me. I cleaned house and deleted a few too many cookies, methinks.

jsid-1201290933-586970  Dennis at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:55:33 +0000

On the positive side though, they would grow quite well in Washington without us having to import any more fertilizer!

jsid-1201300390-586975  DirtCrashr at Fri, 25 Jan 2008 22:33:10 +0000

Two words: Adlai Stevenson. A lot of people voted for the human schefflera.

jsid-1201310969-586980  Mike II at Sat, 26 Jan 2008 01:29:29 +0000

"Where is Alfred E. Neuman when you need him?"

Isn't he the current occupant? You have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny.

jsid-1201404067-587021  juris_imprudent at Sun, 27 Jan 2008 03:21:07 +0000

...a vote for a potted palm won't look so bad.

And instead of impeachment we can just have Henry Fonda throw the damn thing overboard.

jsid-1201542243-587055  DJ at Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:44:03 +0000

Juris, if your reference is to Mister Roberts, it was Jack Lemmon (aka Ensign Pulver) who threw the potted palm overboard.

jsid-1201544209-587058  Kevin Baker at Mon, 28 Jan 2008 18:16:49 +0000

If I recall correctly, not the first time. Jack Lemmon threw it overboard the second time.

jsid-1201547642-587060  DJ at Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:14:02 +0000

What I recall is, at the end, Jack Lemmon finally getting his cojones in gear, chucking the tree over the rail, and storming into Jimmy Cagney's cabin. Perhaps his throw is what I remember because his was the one that counted.

jsid-1201549226-587061  Kevin Baker at Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:40:26 +0000

(Searching my memory...)

As I recall, the captain had chained the palm to the rail because Henry Fonda's character, Mr. Roberts, had thrown the original overboard. Ensign Pulver (Lemmon) threw the second overboard after hearing that Mr. Roberts had been killed in a kamikaze attack.

Both counted. Ensign Pulver was following in the footsteps of greatness, because he finally understood courage.

jsid-1201556570-587066  DJ at Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:42:50 +0000

Yup. A classic theme and a classic movie.

jsid-1201962741-587330  markm at Sat, 02 Feb 2008 14:32:21 +0000

Ten years ago I was saying, "Since I became old enough to vote, we've gone from Tricky Dick to Wild Willy."

And now that's starting to seem like the good old days...

jsid-1202404410-587536  staghounds at Thu, 07 Feb 2008 17:13:30 +0000

What, no one is assigning Poison Ivy or Venus Flytrap designations to the candidates we have?

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