Politics & Prejudices
Why all Michiganders should be able to vote absentee
Published: June 27, 2012
Manitou will thank you, and your future may too.
Tilting at the butter cow: One of the more outrageous things the incompetent Jennifer Granholm did was to destroy the Michigan State Fair, which taught city kids about rural life for more than a century. They may be too late, but a group called the State Fairgrounds Development Coalition is trying to save the fair, or at least the trees and buildings. If nothing else, they would like to see the fairgrounds devoted to vocational, technical and agricultural education. They plan to present Gov. Rick Snyder with 55,000 signatures in Cadillac Place this week. My guess is that this administration has already made up its mind to sell the land and buildings to the private sector, but there's always hope. Anyone interested can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep thought of the day: Gerry Hoffmann of Kalamazoo was startled to learn that President Obama had selected John Kerry to be the stand-in for Mitt Romney during practice sessions for this fall's inevitable debates. "My first thought was, 'Why such a milquetoast?'" Hoffman said.
"But then I realized — Kerry is perfect. He's a liberal Massachusetts flip-flopper who is wooden and artificial and looks like a mannequin. He is Mitt Romney!" In fact, Hoffmann later became slightly worried. "Have you ever seen the two of them in the same place at the same time?"
Actually, I have, so I think we are safe. However, there's been no announcement yet on who the man Hoffmann calls "Mittney" will pick to play President Obama in his practice debates.
Hoffmann has it. "I am waiting for the announcement that Mittney will pick George Hamilton as his sparring partner — since he is the darkest and poorest person he knows."
Funny, I thought that would have been Pat Boone.
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