If you could just appoint someone president…

September 1st, 2006

…who would you choose?

The first person who leapt into my head?

Colin Powell.

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  • 1. Administrator  |  September 1st, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    As an aside, I would bet most bloggers would name themselves.

    Though, president is too restrictive to me. I’d rather be emperor of the universe. ;)

  • 2. Jenna  |  September 1st, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    I bet most bloggers would like to see themselves president…I am a woman, however, so I’m going to have to go with Tom Tancredo.

    He’s not actually electable, but I love him to death.

  • 3. Keith  |  September 1st, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    I would actually nominate anyone who has had the opportunity to run for President but refused to do so… people like Sherman, and Condi. After all, I think that career politicans might actually rank even lower than lawyers

  • 4. Fuzz Martin  |  September 1st, 2006 at 3:51 pm


    Not Guilianni, though, Rudy from the movie “Rudy.” Yeah… that’s who’d I’d appoint. :D

  • 5. phelony jones  |  September 1st, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    Slade Gorton

  • 6. Tim  |  September 1st, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    I would have chosen Colin Powell before he made the case for Iraqi WMD at the UN. Now I would chose John McCain.

  • 7. Fuzz Martin  |  September 1st, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    I actually thought about this for a while after posting my first comment in jest. I think if I honestly had to pick one person tomorrow to appoint as President of The United States of America, it would be Scott Walker.

  • 8. Dean Mundy  |  September 1st, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    President? I’d rather be Dictator for Life. Benevolent, of course.

  • 9. grumps  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 5:39 am

    I could agree on Powell but my first instinct was to say Morgan Freeman.

  • 10. tee bee  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 10:35 am

    So Tim would have voted for Powell before he wouldn’t have voted for him ; )

    I like Condi, but I don’t have a ready answer – I want a president I don’t have to worry every day about them doing something stupid.

    It’s ironic that it’s been a long eighteen years since the guy who filled this role was in office, and he did it by delegating and trusting.

  • 11. Administrator  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    Morgan Freeman…that’s a good one.

    Maybe Steve Jobs would be a good choice?

    Free iPods for everyone?

  • 12. Fuzz Martin  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    Elliot! Good one! Steve Jobs or even better… MARK CUBAN!

  • 13. Aaron  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 1:27 pm

    Santa Claus. Almost everyone likes him.

  • 14. Administrator  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Santa Clause? Spoken like a dad-to-be!

  • 15. Brian  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    If I could appoint the President? Newt Gingrich.

    * Having a guy named ‘Newt’ in the White House would be f-u-n.

    * It would cause guys like Kos to have fits.

    * He’s pro-space.

    The last reason is enough for me.

  • 16. grumps  |  September 3rd, 2006 at 11:19 am

    In politics there is no Sanity Clause

  • 17. SliverTom  |  September 3rd, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil would be her Vice President

  • 18. Disgruntled Car Salesman  |  September 4th, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    I just want Ronald Reagan back. I know, that’s particularly tough when he is six feet under. God bless his soul, the best president of the USA to this point.

  • 19. Administrator  |  September 5th, 2006 at 11:12 am

    Jeez, if you’re bringing guys back from the dead why not Jefferson?

    I’m thinking he would take one look around and say, “is this really the best you could do with what we gave you? And the second amendment DOES mean you can carry a gun for Christ’s sake!”

  • 20. tee bee  |  September 6th, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    I’m suddenly overtaken with a vision of a modern-day Jefferson, pulled over on a highway in rural Virginia somewhere outside of Charlotte at 2am on a Thursday with a drunken, underage, exotic-looking young woman spilling out of a tight red dress and her hand on the bottle of champagne in the cup holder.

    What do they write him up for? The unregistered rifle in his trunk.

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