Ok, I admit that there are probably a lot of you who don’t get the above quote. It is a play off of Henney Youngman’s famous quote “Take my wife… please”. You had to be around in the 1950s and 60 to remember “take my wife”. This isn’t really the topic of today’s post but I wanted to start it out with a little humor. The funny kind, not he weird kind that will come. Here is a quote from Wiki:
Youngman’s wife, Sadie Cohen, was often the butt of his jokes (“My wife said to me, ‘For our anniversary I want to go somewhere I’ve never been before.’ I said, ‘Try the kitchen!'”, or “my wife’s cooking is fit for a king. (gesturing as if feeding an invisible dog) Here King, here King!” Also, “Last night my wife said the weather outside was fit for neither man nor beast, so we both stayed home.”) but in reality the two were very close, with Sadie often accompanying her husband on his tours. Youngman remained married for over sixty years until his wife’s death in 1987, after a prolonged illness.
Ok, now on to the weird humor. I don’t know if you have heard or not that Donald Trump picked the governor of my State as his running mate. I know he wasn’t Trump’s first choice, or even tenth I imagine, be he did announce it yesterday. I think he really wanted to make one of his kid’s VP but couldn’t decide which one. I don’t know what Mr. Trump had in mind with this pick but I sure am glad to hear that Pence won’t be governor of Indiana come next year.
But then again he was probably going to lose anyway but this is more of a sure deal. Mr Pence is not particularly liked, even by many conservatives. He was no better than even in the polls against his rival and when a Republican isn’t several points ahead in Indiana it doesn’t look good for him. If you remember Pence at all it will probably be his stands against minorities, especially homosexuals. If he has trouble winning in a very conservative State how is he going to help Trump?
The Trump/Pence ticket acronym is a good one T/P. There are already many jokes about it. “TP– put it in the toilet where it belongs” is the best one so far. I’m sure with Pence being on the ticket it shores up the ultra-conservative vote but that seems already a sure thing for Trump. After the media get down with Pence there probably won’t be an independent, let alone a Democrat that will vote for him. Since the only minorities that the GOP even likes is their own party this choice just doesn’t make sense to me. But that is actually a good thing. I just can’t stomach the idea of Trump with his finger on the nuclear button or even in the Oval Office… Yeh for Tp, couldn’t live without it….