Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dear Bill,

Dear President Clinton,

May I call you Bill? Thank you. Bill, I thought as President you were the bees knees. You made some serious errors in judgement in your personal life and I never did understand that whole “what-the-definition-of-is-is” thing, but overall I was quite happy with your two terms as President.

I also was pleased to see you out on the campaign trail, stirring up the base, reminding us all of those pretty darn good eight years, prior to these disastrous last seven years of the Bush administration. I thought it was sweet that you were speaking on behalf of your wife Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. But Bill, you’ve gone too far. You really need to dial it back! Certainly you should be a strong partisan for Hillary, while still being, well, presidential.

As long as I’m writing to you in such a frank manner, you need to have a heart to heart with Hillary about her dialing it back. Heck, as one of the two living Democratic Presidents, you might want to call a truce with Senator Barack Obama and advise him to dial it back as well.

One of the problems the Democrats have had over the years is we tear each other apart. In doing so, we make the case for the Republicans, providing them with tons of free ammunition. The Democrats need to pull together - that means former Senator John Edwards and Congressman Dennis Kucinich as well. These top four Democratic presidential candidates all need to be heard on the issues!

So let’s get out there, discuss the issues, play nice and elect our ourselves an excellent Democrat as the next United States President.

Sincerely and with gratitude,

Lee/Pink Granite


dancingmorganmouse said...

I've never understood why ex-presidents still get called president (Mr President). Why is that? It reminds me of those grumpy retired army chaps who write letters to the editor signed off, Major Fred Piffle (rtd).
In Australia we don't call our Prime Minister, Mr Prime Minister, even when he IS the Prime Minister, certainly not once he no longer holds the position.
Different strokes eh?!

purpleronnie said...

I so agree with your sentiments Lee! I really do hope that these guys rally together rather than against each other so that they do not let those damn nasty Republicans in again!

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Referring to a former president with the honorific "Mr. President", has never troubled me. Perhaps it's because we broke fully from a monarch more than two centuries ago!
- Lee

Hi Ronnie -
It's so frustrating to have the Democrats sniping and infighting like this! The U.S. and, if I may be so bold, the world, needs a much better presidential administration in place than the current group!
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

You don't want to get me going on our whole failed republican movement, I go on and on and on ... :0

Pink Granite said...

O.K. DMM -
I promise not to goad you into it!
- Lee