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Fred Reed Running For President!

Fred Throws Sombrero in Ring
by Fred Reed


I see that I shall have to take over the helm of the country to save it from the impending collapse. It has come to this. I have always said that I would undertake the presidency only under an assumed name – who would want that on his résumé? – but noblesse oblges. What could be nobler than this column?

You may say, “But Fred, how can you be so bloody arrogant as to think you can run the country?” To which I reply, “We know that the incumbents cannot. I may be able to. In any event, I couldn’t be worse: I have not that talent. Which do you prefer, assured disaster or a sporting chance?”

Apparently the key to a successful campaign is a bumper sticker of supernal stupidity and irrelevance. I can play that game. How about “A Fred in Every Pot.” Or Tippecanoe and Frederick Too.” Or “Better Fred than Dead.” Or "Fred...Ahhhh." Or, most pertinently, ”Well, Have You Got a Better Idea?”

Continued... http://lewrockwell.com/reed/reed242.html

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mr. fred, I know not who you are, nor do I care...


but you have lulled my vote-lever arm into a calm it has not felt for a while,

so, with a smile,

I cast my vote onto thee!

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Common courtesy to keep it to

Common courtesy to keep it to 3 or so paragraphs, why would I click on the link to give Lew some traffic if I can read the whole article here?

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

You are right

...the really good parts of Fred's piece are towards the end though, and I didn't want anyone to miss it. I edited it down anyway though, to send some traffic over to LRC and in common courtesy. :-)