“What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?” — George Orwell
“P I C K Y ….. PICKY …..P I C K Y “
Patrick Layton Paulsen — known as Pat Paulsen — was an American comedian and satirist notable for his roles on several of the Smothers Brothers TV shows, and for his campaigns for President of the United States in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996, which had primarily comedic rather than political objectives.
In the golden days of television comedians were able to poke fun at the way the country was (mis)behaving and the inept ways its leaders tried to not only fix the damage but also effectively calm the public’s growing unrest with the direction the country was heading.
Hopefully this new regime of enlightened nabobs will allow comedians to poke light-hearted fun at their political antics and help the country breathe a little easier during this time of angst and concern. – gc