A Conspiracy Theory
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Sarah Palin is 8/1 to be the next president of America. What is this insanity? This must be a lay, all the way up to 500/1. It’s one thing to discover someone’s a moron after they’ve taken office, but surely their progress must be hampered if they make it so obvious in advance?
A conspiracy theory occurs to me. What if the Republicans, knowing that a global financial meltdown is imminent, didn’t want to be running the country? What if they put in McCain knowing the old dodderer couldn’t make it? What if they decided that it would be ideal to let the black president take over when everything was bound to be disastrous and he could be blamed? And what if, since it wasn’t a serious campaign anyway, they took the opportunity (having been scared by the near-miss with Hillary Clinton) to put the most halfwitted woman in the entire country on the ticket, and thus discredit for generations to come the idea of a woman coming close to the presidency?
Brilliant! The black guy and the chick, as concepts, are wiped out at a stroke! Chick despatched with the campaign; black guy despatched in the single term, with the global disaster that’s coming his way through no fault of his own; four years later, when the catastrophe has died down and moved past, it’ll be back to nice safe old white guys for centuries!
I don’t know if the theory carries weight, but it would make a brilliant film. Not the whole thing - just the bit where they set out to find the most half-witted woman in the country, (In the film, she’s played by Reese Witherspoon and becomes the most successful president in history).