Good luck to Sarah Palin and Joe Biden in tonight’s debate. A grand time is expected by all viewers. More importantly, let’s hope there is a good airing of the knotty issues that our nation faces during these unsettled times.
One aside to Jumpin’ Joe: you may get befuddled, bewildered, bemused, mystified, perplexed and frustrated by the responses of your opponent. Remain calm. It's only 90 minutes. The whole world is watching. Keep a stiff upper lip and forget about delivering any upper cuts. That’s what got that guy in Thailand in so much trouble.
Reuters today reports the esteemed Chuvit Kamolvisit, once revered as Bangkok’s massage parlor king and now candidate for Governor of Bangkok, flipped out during a live TV interview on Sunday. Chuvit, a now-chunky former body builder who owned a string of girly bars prior to his political calling, thought he was being portrayed as a sucker by the interviewer. Thinking his integrity had been challenged, Chuvit began beating and kicking the show’s host, Visarn Dilokwanich.
At an ensuing campaign rally, contrite Chuvit apologized for his outburst, but Visarn has now filed a complaint with the police. Chuvit, who was the underdog in the race, is now even more of a long-shot. Sadly, some fear his career, which started so hopefully when he smashed a bathtub to bits with a sledgehammer in`05 to signal a break from the past, may be over. Don't go Chuvit's way, Joe.
Another aside to Biden, don’t be such a “smarty pants.” Everyone knows you are eminently qualified for VP and Presidency, especially when compared to clueless Sarah. Don’t destroy her tonight—unless that is part of the grand plan to seize the White House without much of a fight.