From: Steve Cooker
Minn City, Minn.
WOW! What an exciting presidential election. Like going to Baskin-Robbins 101 flavor ice creams and the waitress tells you all they have is vanilla. Or going to the Como Zoo and all they have is a four-inch skink. I still remember as a young kid watching John Kennedy (the president they murdered and got away with) versus Richard Nixon (he was a nice guy) live on TV in a debate. Nixon was sweating like Saddam Hussein at the gallows, while Kennedy was as charming as Andy Griffith. People sensed a “weasel.” For those of you too young to remember, ask your folks who won.
What the heck happened to our country? Fluoride in the drinking water? God expelled from our schools? The Ellen Degeneres show? I’ll tell you. We went to hell in a handbasket when Johnny Carson retired. We are no longer “one” but instead divided.
Governor Jesse Ventura said, “Evil people have taken over and are running our country.” A large fuel distributor in the Twin Cities whom I’ve done business with for 15 years recently told me, “Steve, we now know there is more oil in North and South Dakota than all of Saudi Arabia. The price will not come down. In fact it will go up. It all goes to New Orleans then out to China.”
I can’t figure any of this out. Where are Donald Trump, Ross Perot, Jesse Ventura, and Pat Paulson? Wally Carbo and Mad Dog Bashon would be better suited than these two puppets. Nearly a couple hundred million people in this country and the best presidential candidates we can come up with are LOU RAWLS and PAT BOONE? I give up. I’m going to lock myself in my room and listen to the Pat Boone record I borrowed from Fran Edstrom… “On a day, like today, just to pass the time away, writing love letters in the sand…”