Friday, October 16, 2015

Skeevyiness as Appearance

Have to admit that your correspondent is a little engrossed in the vey mysterious process that will result in a Presidential Election sometime in the November of 2016. A whole year from now. Sometimes too there's an argument from those of us who struggle with red-blotchiness, incredibly elegant wrists and who are very, very wise, that what a person looks like shouldn't really matter, it's unimportant, it's what people say that counts, and we should all just get along by not judging each other by appearance, color, creed of whatever, and that those who do judge each other by appearance are pathetic juvenile and sad. Yet it's the case that some presidential candidates might well deserve The Dandelion's description of "he looks skeevy."  The most skeevy looking of all presidential hopefuls here in the USA is a man called Scott Walker, the sitting governor of the State of Wisconsin who pulled out of the pageant some weeks ago.

If I remember his reason for doing so actually had to do with his fundraising operation being unable to meet the expenses of his campaign's infrastructure. So essentially his campaign got into trouble with the bank, it was spending more money than it could afford, it was running a deficit, it was a long way from adhering to the conservative principles of fiscal discipline. But in Governor Walker's heroic goodbye speech he said "Today I believe I am being called to lead by helping clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field." A Tricky statement, in some respects a work of genius, but I'd argue that yes indeed, Scott Walker looks skeevy and he talks skeevy and therefore he probably is skeevy. All of which means that looks might indeed be an insight into character and your correspondent fully intends to diligently pursue the theory over the next twelve months. 

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