Kurt Vonnegut Angry

Kurt Vonnegut's books are in the library, so this is relevant: Cold Turkey

There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.


Nothing like the cold hard truth. I hope I grow up to be as cranky and as articulate at one and the same time, too.

I'm guessing he's really talking about Chimpy being a nutter based on this statement later on regarding our Preznit - "And do you know why I think he is so pissed off at Arabs? They invented algebra. Arabs also invented the numbers we use, including a symbol for nothing, which nobody else had ever had before. You think Arabs are dumb? Try doing long division with Roman numerals."
I love The Onion, and that sounds like its from one of their "news" articles!

Seriously, we do need to have a serious discussion about our national addictions to processed food, petroleum, drugs made by drug companies vs. 'illegal' drugs, tax cuts, legalized gambling and above all, blogs.

No doubt he dislikes Bush, but he might here be expressing a more general sentiment along the lines of the following quotes:

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
--Gore Vidal

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
--Clarence Darrow

Kurt Vonnegut is my moon and stars. Thank you, David, for pointing this article our way.