April 9, 2008

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Stephen Colbert has come up a way for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to disprove their detractors calls of inexperience: let them run a starter country instead.

Now both sides say that raising all this cash proves they have what it takes to manage something big. All it really proves is that this election, the Democratic party has more money than the GDP of a small island nation. So why not kill two birds with one stone and use that campaign cash and just buy a small country? Then they can get on-the-job executive experience, where it doesn’t matter if they screw up. Plus, real estate is a great investment. [..]

The point is either Clinton or Obama will prove themselves to be the better executive and then become the Democratic nominee. But if you’re still not convinced that experience with some other country is the best judge of leadership, look at how it worked for George W. Bush. He based his whole presidency on buying Iraq. And it only cost us $509,790,353, 54, 55,…I’m sorry, it keeps changing...

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