Call Me ‘El Presidente’

1 Jul
Seal of the President of the United States

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Do you think you’d make a good president?

Of what?

My house – definitely.

Next door – they might object.

Virgin – disqualified because I’m not.  And I don’t like the beard.

America – I was born elsewhere and I have the birth certificate to prove it. Besides, I wouldn’t want to follow Martin Sheen; that’s too much to ask of me.  Though I wouldn’t mind a library.  Which leads me to one of the great unanswered questions of all time: did President Walken get a library?


The whole prompt is much longer than that one question; I tend to read only the subject in the email:

Do you think you’d make a good president? Or Prime-minister? Or King? If so, what would be the first thing you’d do in office?

I’ve told you before that I can’t be Prime Minister because Tory Boy is going to have that job one day and he won’t want to be accused of nepotism.

I could be King, I suppose, if I have a sex-change and learn to speak RP.  Does the job come with a chauffeur?  It’s not very dignified for a monarch to travel by bus or bike (unless you happen to be Dutch).

The first thing I’d do in office is remove that dreadful Microsoft logo.  Oo, oo!  Can I be president of Microsoft?  I hear the last one got rich enough to give away half his fortune and still rule Computerland.  I wouldn’t mind being that rich.

Bonus: If not yourself, who do you know that you think would make for a good president? Perhaps a blogger you’ve met through #postaday?

It would have to be Nancy, of course.  I don’t know anyone else firm enough.  Amy would make a great VP.

Wait!  What was I thinking?  I was operating on the premise that politicians not only have principles, but stick to them.  Sorry, girls: no motorcade for you today.



While trolling the internet for Presidential references, I came upon myself on page 1, number 12 of 1,80,000,000!

With that and and my recent WP mention, I think president is aiming too low: next stop, the world.

You can read that particular post here, or I could just include it in this post, because it’s short:

I read this years ago and I have always wanted to share it.  It is supposed to be a true story;  you’ll have to decide for yourself.  I soooo hope it is.

The Queen was entertaining a visiting head of state; they were parading down the Mall in a horse-drawn carriage, chatting nicely, when one of the horses made what can only be described as a rude noise.

QEII: I’m so sorry about that.

HoS: Please don’t apologise; if you hadn’t said anything, I’d have assumed it was the horse.



19 Responses to “Call Me ‘El Presidente’”

  1. nrhatch July 1, 2011 at 14:25 #

    Are you calling me a flake?
    Or a fluke? 😉

    Sounds like you think I’m firm enough . . . and principled enough . . . but you won’t vote for me because I flip-flop around (like a flounder)?

    Hmm . . . that’s OK.
    I do NOT want to be President . . .
    The President is surrounded by politicians.
    He sees them everywhere.
    And they don’t even know they are politicians.
    They think they are there to look out for themselves.

    They. Are. Worse. Than. Lawyers. ACK!


    • Tilly Bud July 1, 2011 at 15:37 #

      No, I’m saying you are too principled and forthright to be a politician. It was a compliment 🙂


    • nrhatch July 1, 2011 at 15:42 #

      I knew that. 😀

      And thanks!

      But being president (even of the P.T.A.) is NOT on my Bucket List.


  2. Pseu July 1, 2011 at 22:13 #

    President: isn’t that a type of cheese?


  3. Emily July 1, 2011 at 22:55 #

    I just found your blog! Congrats on being recognized by The Daily Post.


    • Tilly Bud July 2, 2011 at 14:25 #

      Thank you 🙂 It’s been great meeting lots of new (to me) bloggers.


  4. totsymae1011 July 2, 2011 at 01:32 #

    If I were president? That’s a good question. One thing I would want is to carried on those bed-like thingies like the queens in Egypt, instead of walking in the motorcade. I would wave really pretty, like a beauty pageant contestant and probably make a comedian my VP. That way those folk in DC could loosen up and stop laughing at unfunny stuff.


    • Tilly Bud July 2, 2011 at 14:29 #

      I like the way you think – you have style. None of that pesky fixing the world gumph 🙂


  5. Perfecting Motherhood July 2, 2011 at 03:27 #

    Well, if you can rule a house with 3 men, you’d make a damn good president. Isn’t it time for the US to elect a female president anyway? And there’s no way I’m talking about some idiot like Sarah Palin… Look at Germany, they’re so much more up with the times.


    • Tilly Bud July 2, 2011 at 14:32 #

      We Brits did it a long time ago and the consensus is that she was more man than any man since Churchill 🙂


  6. earlybird July 2, 2011 at 08:24 #

    I agree. World President. Anything else wouldn’t really be a challenge for you.


  7. kateshrewsday July 2, 2011 at 14:12 #

    There would have to be a new world currency though…maltesers…


  8. eof737 July 3, 2011 at 04:18 #

    Go for it anyway… You might surprise yourself. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud July 3, 2011 at 14:19 #

      Hmm…well, that would give me the power to confiscate all the Maltesers.


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