You’re No Governator

We don’t know whether the Great State of Arizona actually paid for the two spots that aired during last night’s debate, but they seemed to be more than the home-team freebies we’ve seen before. And while the first commercial started as a distant echo of California’s celebrity-infested travel ads, it ended with a conclusive demonstration of why only movie-star governors can get away with acting like, well, movie stars.


When you can’t get wet or you’ll melt, I can see why one would want to move to Arizona.

So I only watched about five minutes of the debate last night, but it was enough to see Rick Santorum bravely promising to rein in entitlement spending while studiously avoiding any mention of the two biggest entitlement programs of all: Medicare and Social Security. Instead, he pretended that you could balance the budget by cutting back on foodstamps and Medicaid.

Then he went on to claim that his budget would cut 5 trillion from Federal spending over the next 5 years. Somehow this thin and fragile as Hell recovery we’re experiencing is going to be accelerated by taking 1 trillion out of the economy every year for the next 5 years.

And finally he insisted that repealing Obamacare would save 2.3 trillion dollars, when the CBO reports that repeal would actually add $210 billion to the debt.

There really isn’t a shred of honesty in these guys’ pronouncements and proclamations. It’s all lies and wishful thinking.

@Serolf Divad:
It’s all lies and wishful thinking.

But if you took out all that then there would be just bigotry left as the GOPer platform.

Meh, that’s nothing new out here. Her two predecessors were also pretty stiff in front of a camera. Sometimes I think I should check the state constitution to see whether it’s been amended to require an awkward middle aged woman holding the governorship. It does seem to be getting progressively worse, though.

T/J: the BP trial is scheduled to start Monday down in New Orleans. I’m guessing the feds will settle this weekend, and I’m putting the over and under at $40 billion.

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