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New Year’s Resolutions for our Political Elites

Some pithy promises our politicians might want to make for 2009.

by
Frank J. Fleming

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December 30, 2008 - 12:06 am
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Hillary Clinton: Become President Obama’s close confidant.

That’s part one of her four-part plan to destroy him.

Joe Lieberman: Get a paying gig for his alternative metal band “Independent Malice.”

The guy is a metal freak, and he doesn’t care who knows it.

Dick Cheney: Stop consuming the souls of small children.

That’s been his New Year’s resolution for a while, but he keeps falling off the wagon. One day at a time, buddy. One day at a time.

Jesse Jackson: Try new innovative ways of race-baiting.

It’s going to be a challenge to keep stirring up racial animosity from minorities when there is a black president, but a master race-baiter never shirks from a challenge.

Congressional Republicans: Become the party of fiscal responsibility that opposes unnecessary spending.

This time for real. Seriously.

Big Three Automakers: Sell at least eight cars.

Gotta justify those billions in bailout money.

Congressional Democrats: Finally pass some of their agenda.

They weren’t able to do it with a majority in the House and Senate and a Republican president whose approval was in the toilet, but now with even bigger majorities and a Democrat president, there’s upwards of a thirty percent chance of it happening now.

Iraq: Become the most stable and free country in the Muslim world.

Not as ambitious as it should be.

Iran: Create working nuclear missiles.

For the purposes of feeding hungry orphans, of course — not war. They really hate how everyone assumes the worst motives for their desire to be capable of murdering millions.

Vladimir Putin: Reconquer former Soviet territories.

Most Americans never even heard of those countries, so maybe they won’t notice.

Al-Qaeda: Foster greater sense of unity to reduce infighting. Also, kill America and the Jews.

Mexico: Build fence along American border.

The poor American job market could see Americans trying to sneak into Mexico for jobs. They don’t take Venezuela not respecting their sovereignty, so they’re certainly not going to put up with that from Americans.

NASA: Finally remember to put a sign by the shuttle airlock reading: “Remember to secure all loose articles before exiting the craft.”

The U.S. Marines: Kill everyone who might even think of harming America.

That’s been their New Year’s resolution forever, and there’s no reason to think they’ll actually achieve it this year. Still, if you shoot for the moon and miss, you’ll still be among the stars.

Code Pink: Ensure America’s military defeat through annoying screaming.

They’d better get working on that, because it doesn’t look like they have much time to end the war before victory does it for them.

Daily Kos Bloggers: In the spirit of hope and change, finally move out of their parents’ basements.

Glenn Reynolds: Try blending kittens for a change.

If they’re small enough, he could also try using a juicer instead.

O.J. Simpson: Catch the real killers.

I know he’s had that resolution for a long time, but he has an advantage this year. There’s no better place to search for killers than in a prison.

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Frank J. Fleming is the author of Punch Your Inner Hippie, coming November 11th, and the science fiction novel Superego, coming later this year, blogs at IMAO.us, is a writer for the creative agency Emergent Order, and wants you to buy his book.
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