How did I miss this story? It seems that Bill Clinton once lost the nuclear codes for months. Too busy chasing pussy, I guess. Why does it seem that we always elect idiots? Things like this, more than anything, have me convinced that our government should remain powerless.

At least when the current President decides to nuke gun owners, we stand a chance of the codes being lost.

Categories: Presidency


joe · July 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

does it surprise anyone here?….

it's just Boris · July 27, 2021 at 10:31 pm

“Why does it seem that we always elect idiots?”

While I’m guessing this was a rhetorical question…

For the most part, we don’t, really. But given that “politician” is now a career, almost anyone we elect is going to have spent the majority of their adult life to date, trying to get elected to that position and then, in the case of Congress, keeping it over time. The higher the office, the more intense the focus.

That results in said person having a certain, shall we say, skillset and set of interests that do not necessarily align well with the duties and responsibilities of actually doing the job well. But that doesn’t mean they’re stupid.

Like him or not, Trump was an exception to this. While there are similarities (e.g. a lifetime of self-promotion), getting to high office hadn’t been his sole focus for his entire life. At least, not as far as I can see.

Same with Ronald Reagan, although less so … he entered into politics at the state level before going national.

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