You just have to laugh at politics

I was chuckling today as I read about Joe Biden’s latest gaffe, mostly because it is fun to see people who seem so far away act as human as the rest of us.

Go Joe. If I were you, I wouldn’t even think of it as a gaffe, just a comment. And please, I’m not going to start a debate over health care reform. I just liked knowing the the vice president told the president that something was a big f***** deal. It made me smile.

And I really giggled over a t-shirt that reads, “I voted for Obama and all I got was this historic victory on health care.”

Again, not a comment on the health care thing, I just thought it was funny. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

When things seem at their worst, a little humor can go far. That is why George W. was always so much fun. The things he said and did really livened up politics, which desperately needs it most of the time.

In Nashville, Tenn., Geroge W. once said, “There’s an old…saying in Tennessee…I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says ‘Fool me once…’ (3 second pause)… ‘Shame on…’(4 second pause)…’Shame on you’….(6 second pause)… ‘Fool me…Can’t get fooled again.’”

Or how about Al Gore?

“People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have tremendous impact on history.”

Really Al? I hadn’t noticed.

And it isn’t just our politicians.

Jean Chrétien, the former Prime Minister of Canada from 1993-2003, was clear when commenting on the Middle-East conflict. He said, “The best positive thing you can do is not to tell them to stop on both sides to fight and to go back to talk is the only way out of that. And it’s what I said and I said that.”


And what is funnier than watching old clips of President Ford fall down steps? Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany was accompanying Israeli Premier Ehud Barak, to pay his respects at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Honored with bolstering the eternal flame in recognition of the six million dead by turning a handle, Schröder turned it off instead.

It’s just politics. Laugh a little and try not to take it all so seriously.