Tell That to Steve Forbes

Short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump, whom Spy notes was teasing a Presidential run a generation ago, lays it on the line: “Part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich. So if I need $600 million, I can put $600 million myself. That’s a huge advantage. I must tell you, that’s a huge advantage over the other candidates.” [ABC]


if you are so damn rich why cant you afford a better stylist?

on the other hand, to quote George Sanders, ‘he has a point. and idiotic one but a point’

Perhaps he should have a conversation with Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, and Linda McMahon before he gets too far down that “I can buy it” path.

@libertarian tool:

he would probably bristle at being compared to women.

@Benedick AEA, AFTRA, SAG, DG.:

I dont think its a joke at all. I have heard him say the same thing in other interviews.

he is a serious as a heart attack IMO.

@Benedick AEA, AFTRA, SAG, DG.:

also farther down in that same interview he says this

Speaking about the president, Trump – in line with “birthers” who question the president’s citizenship – said he, too, had his doubts that Obama was born in the U.S.

“Everybody that even gives a hint of being a birther … even a little bit of a hint, like, gee, you know, maybe, just maybe this much of a chance, they label them as an idiot. Let me tell you, I’m a really smart guy,” he said.

he is serious. and he is running.

I say it’s a joke. He’s the joke candidate. Not even Palin would be on a roast if contemplating a run for the highest office in the land.

I must tell you, that’s a huge advantage over the other candidates.

How does that stack up against your other advantages, like the divorces and the bankruptcies, there, Nesthead?

I think the Donald might be a bigger threat than you guys seem to. and the fact that he has unlimited personal funds is not a small thing.

have you met our country?

@Capt Howdy: Land in the part of Oz where Mr Cyn is now is very cheap. We’re thinking off-the-grid vineyard in far south Victoria. Anyone interested? We could have a commune.

@Capt Howdy: Idiot America will never elect someone as ugly as Donald Trump. This is also why Mike Huckabee (fatty) and Newt Gingrich (hideous) will never win.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Speaking of divorce, I can’t find it now, but I read a very interesting piece the other day about Japan, and how it’s a much more collective society than ours, and what the various implications of that are, etc. Apparently if someone there applies for college or a job, the school or employer will pull their (for lack of a better term) permanent record, which includes things like family members’ divorces and arrests, and will consider that information along with the candidate’s application.

If he’s running, Comedy Central’s gonna make a fortune licensing excerpts from Tuesday’s roast. But that’s why he’s not running. Besides everything else.

Trump running for president is the closest we’ll get to Xander Crews running for president – if we’re lucky, maybe he’ll end up lost in a duck bog or hanging out with meth Nazis. ;)

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: That’s what I say. No fugs need apply so far as prznit is concerned. Also no baldies. So that lets out Chris Christie (hideous fat) and I think Pawlenty’s weasel face will do him in. What I did think interesting was learning that the Kochs threw a big money-making fund-raiser for Mitt recently. Which makes me think that he’s their man – in more ways than one. I also think he’s the only one who could beat Obama.

@al2o3cr: “I can’t have some blabbity-mouth hooker running around with my secret identity!”

@Benedick AEA, AFTRA, SAG, DG.: Magic undies=Immediate disqualification. These people are above all things religious bigots.

It’s absolutely a joke. Dude’s a publicity hound. But he’s also smart enough to know better than to piss money away on a no-shot campaign like Steve Forbes or Ross Perot.

@Benedick AEA, AFTRA, SAG, DG.: Mitt has one problem: Massachusetts healthcare, and he’s a Mormon.

Wait, that’s two problems: Massachusetts healthcare, he’s a Mormon, and nobody trusts him.

Wait, that’s three problems…

@mellbell: things like family members’ divorces and arrests, and will consider that information along with the candidate’s application.
So it’s like the South?



@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:

I actually disagree with all of that except the hound part. I think he is totally serious and he is not to smart to piss money away.

@Mistress Cynica:
sounds like the best idea I have heard all day.

@Benedick AEA, AFTRA, SAG, DG.:
I am not saying he could beat Obama. just saying he is running. and I am fairly certain he doesnt believe himself to be a fug.

Oooh, editing TJ: I just got an invitation from a very upscale Manhattan antiquarian book dealer inviting for “Drinks and O’dourves” the night before the NY book fair. Good interns are hard to find, apparently.

Related Stinque-up TJ: to all NYC area Stinquers, I’m in town April 6-11. Let’s do drinks! This time I’m staying on the UWS, which should make things easier.

regarding a joke:

is there any evidence he has a sense of humor?

IMO the reason he will run is the field of midgets he would be running against. as you guys point out, who is better?
no one.
he has as much of a chance as any one mentioned in this thread. they all have baggage of one kind or another. and they cant lend themselves unlimited funds.

@Mistress Cynica: Drinks and O’dourves

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

@nojo: But Paddy is short for Patrick. Not something you want to be called if you’re Irish and not named Patrick, but otherwise fine.

@Mistress Cynica: That happy hour is not today, right? Because if it is, I think nojo got the joke. If not, then some intern was celebrating a bit too early today.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: No. It’s in April. I didn’t mention the horrendous layout, inappropriate capitalization, or the daisy border because I wanted to spare you the full horror.
I was already reeling from a description in a high-end rare book catalogue that claimed the “provenance was renown” and that “Opportunity knocks loud,” before ending with a misspelled Latin quotation (Itur instead of Iter! I ask you!). I tell you, the world’s going to hell in a hand-basket. Where’s my Scotch?

He’d better hire Karl Rove or else pictures of him without his toupee will crop up all over South Carolina.

@Mistress Cynica:
Now you know why Latin’s a dead language.

Lex Luthor would make a better fucking president.

@Capt Howdy: That’s why Russian models think he’s hot.

@Mistress Cynica: Sign me up!

@nojo: And he tied his dog to the roof of his car. That’s four.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: True, but that’s slightly better than dog-killer father Huckabee.

@Mistress Cynica: Full disclosure: I once thought it was spelled “ordirbs”.

I was wrong, of course. It’s actually spelled “balogna and Ritz”.

@Benedick AEA, AFTRA, SAG, DG.: Obama will win in 2012. You read it here. Why? Because the economy will be better and the Repubs and teabaggers will tear themselves apart.

@Dodgerblue: All they have to do is nominate a credible opponent.

Oh. Right. Never mind.

@Mistress Cynica: Jeez, everyone knows it’s “or’durves.”

oooh, cyn–good chance bloggy will be cooking for both of us!!!
haven’t booked yet, but those dates are likely my dates for NYC!!!
will try to make it happen xoxo

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