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Nov 2, 201502:28 PMBlaska's Bring It!

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Marco Rubio appoints team of rivals

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You’ll understand if The Squire of the Stately Manor is extra-special churlish this morning. Losing on the road is one thing but to be totally exposed as a second-tier team is another. We miss you, Jordy.

On the other hand, the Badgers and the KC Masterpieces (aka Brewers West) won and it looks like good motorcycle riding weather this first week of November. See you on the road!

Abraham Lincoln compiled a first-rate cabinet by appointing his rivals for the presidency. (Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book is a must read.) Ted Cruz was right about the intellectual firepower on the GOP debate stages. (CNBC’s dumbed down, disrespectful, and hostile questions at the third debate will live in infamy. I happened upon John Harwood on PBS’ Washington Week on Friday; immediately switched the channel. Conservatives aren’t going to take that kind of short-sheeting any longer.)

Which gives Marco Rubio, who will be our youngest president since JFK, a strong draft board. The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes & Tanning Salon crunched the data in our vintage mainframe computer, Old Sparky (obtained as a Ronco TV Special Offer as an added inducement to “order now!”). The dot matrix, fanfold printout, please:

Marco Rubio, president

Carly Fiorina, veep and UN ambassador

David Petraeus, secretary of state (yeah, I know, but he’d be good)

Rick Perry, secretary of the combined Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, and Education Departments

Jeb Bush, Treasury

Mike Huckabee, IRS

Jim Webb, Defense (Some bi-partisanship)

Chris Christie, attorney general (Hillary applies for sanctuary at the Libyan embassy)

Ted Cruz, Supreme Court

Mitt Romney, Federal Reserve chairman

Lindsay Graham, CIA

Scott Walker, Health

Sorry, nothing for Donald Trump or Ben Carson. Nothing personal. Both have contributed mightily to the process and deserve our thanks.


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Nov 2, 2015 02:46 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Holy hell, this might be Blaska's blowhardiest blog yet.

I have to admit I missed the most recent GOP debate, so I can only assume when Ted Cruz referred to the intellectual firepower on the GOP debate stages what he meant was they're all firing blanks. Right?

Because, you see Dave, any time you put people on a stage who identify with young-Earth creationism, you're basically giving up all claims to intellectualism. Or will you seriously argue that we should trust the judgment of people who believe the Earth is just a few thousand years old and talking snakes are real?

Nov 2, 2015 04:10 pm
 Posted by  John

Huckabee can have the IRS only because we should be downsizing it 90% with a flat tax or Fair Tax. At that much smaller size it'll be a better match for his management skills. But hey, maybe before that happens he can use the agency to investigate political enemies and derail the applications of liberal fundraising groups, as a payback to Lois Lerner.

Nov 2, 2015 07:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Your recommendation of Petraeus but you in the assumed position of never being able to criticize a pecidillo by Dems ever again. But Cruz for SC?! My golden retriever has more sense than that McCarthy wannabe.

Nov 3, 2015 11:48 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

So much here to roll one's eyes. First, and least, you've never heard the term "posterized"? It comes from a basketball player dunking over another basketball player, thereby giving the dunkee a spot on a poster printed to celebrate the dunker.

Of course you'd suppose that the reason for the Packers' woes on Sunday are related to Nelson's injury. What else? They should have given the ball to Kuhn more?

Finally, keep believing that Rubio will beat Hillary, especially with Carly on the ticket. The more Americans get to know Fiorina, the less they like. Evidence: her poll numbers.

Nov 3, 2015 02:57 pm
 Posted by  mark

Good lord, did they legalize pot in Wisconsin while I wasn't looking? Dave's been a tokin'! ;)

Nov 3, 2015 03:44 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Good job! Put all the Republican Clown Car candidates and Presidential rejects in all the important positions of government for your "dreamy Marco Rubio" presidency... Congratulations, Dave, you have completely lost your mind and all my respect. Your "conservative" party is dying and you are helping to steer the ship, Blaska.

Nov 4, 2015 03:05 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I have reaffirmed my decision of last year not to read Blaska's blubbering nonsense. He ought to get his meds checked.

Nov 4, 2015 03:16 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

hey blaska is Oscar Meyers the liberals fault ?

how about that idiot that carries a gun in assembly schraa?

open your eyes to some real news.

Nov 5, 2015 02:20 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Wow...more deep thinking from the blaska.i f Patreus couldn’t keep his chippy’s love letters out of the hands of the FBI, or state secrets out of the hands of his chippy...he seems at best, bit clinonesque, don’t you think? And Rick Perry...he’s not real smart. I don’t know if you’ve failed to notice that, but there it is. Texas likes to elect dumb-asses to the office governor because the power lays with the lieutenant gov. Can you even name him? Chris Chrisrt is almost certainly going to be indicted soon...or have you not been following gthe various spinoffs of bridge gate? seems a bit Eric holder like, don’t you think? Finally, you got the bald guy who thinks his MPB was caused by hitting his head on a cabinet, lol. Are you really that freaking stupid, blaska?

Nov 5, 2015 04:06 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

oscar meyer = buffett and heinz - doesn't sound too conservative to me

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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