The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Two more down

Updated 2011 12 04:

So even though his staff jumped through hoops to flesh out a campaign plan, just in case, Chris Christie isn't running. And, alas, neither is Sarah Palin. So this leaves the GOP with Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, now that Thad McCotter is out.

I know, I know, they aren't the only ones running. Would you like to see a list of who still is, right off the GOP's national web site? Here they are, in order of I don't know what:
  • Still crazy enough to be in the race
    • Michele Bachmann(Not actually a Republican)
    • Herman Cain
    • Newt Gingrich
    • Jon Huntsman
    • Gary Johnson
    • Fred Karger
    • Andy Martin
    • Thad McCotter
    • Jimmy McMillan (yes, the "The rent is too damn high," guy)
    • Tom Miller
    • Ron Paul (yes, the only one crazier than Jimmy McMillan but not as crazy as Bachmann)
    • Tim Pawlenty
    • Rick Perry
    • Buddy Roemer
    • Mitt Romney
    • Matt Snyder
    • Rick Santorum
    • Vern Wuensche

  • Dumb enough to allow themselves to be described as "potential" candidates
    • Rudy Giuliani, Republican, Former Mayor of New York City
    • Lindsey Graham, Republican, U.S. Senator from South Carolina
    • Roy Moore, Republican, Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
    • Joe Scarborough, Republican, U.S. Representative from Florida
    • Allen West, Republican, U.S. Representative from Florida
  • Dumb enough to have allowed themselves to be thought of as potential, but
    smart enough to say, "no thanks."
    • Haley Barbour, Republican, Current Governor of Mississippi
    • John Bolton, Republican, Former Ambassador to the United Nations
    • Jeb Bush, Republican, Former Governor of Florida
    • Chris Christie, Republican, Current Governor of New Jersey
    • Mitch Daniels, Republican, Current Governor of Indiana
    • Jim DeMint, Republican, U.S. Senator from South Carolina
    • Mike Huckabee, Republican, Former Governor of Arkansas
    • Bobby Jindal, Republican, Current Governor of Louisiana
    • Bob McDonnell, Republican, Current Governor of Virginia
    • Sarah Palin, Republican, Former Governor of Alaska
    • Mike Pence, Republican, U.S. Representative from Indiana
    • David Petraeus, Republican, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
    • Marco Rubio, Republican, U.S. Senator-elect from Florida
    • Paul Ryan, Republican, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
    • John Thune, Republican, U.S. Senator from South Dakota
    • Donald Trump, Republican, Business Magnate

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