Name: Josiah Edward “Jed” Bartlet
Residence: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Occupation: POTUS, Leader of the Free World, Provider of Hope
Hobbies: Collecting old books, giving advice, running the country
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, they said, that all men are created equal. Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had ever bothered to write that down. Decisions are made by those who show up.”
“I gotta tell you guys. You’ve pulled off a political first. You’ve managed to win me the support of the Christian Right and the Cheech and Chong fan club in the same day.”
To sum things up, Jed is the president that all of us wish we had. Well most of us anyway. If you are liberal minded and believe that there is still hope for our government and our country, just close your eyes and imagine Jed Bartlet sitting in the Oval Office instead of the current bozo. Now see? Didn’t your stress level just jump down a few notches?
When he’s not struggling with multiple sclerosis (his only insurmountable problem in life) he and his West Wing crew are taking the issues head on like a fine tuned machine. Given his impressive resume (governor of New Hampshire, Congressman, Nobel Prize winner, yada, yada, yada), his gift to gab, and his way with people, it’s no wonder this guy was elected for two terms in a row.
2008 is just around the corner people. If you don’t like your choices on the ballot, pencil in Jed Bartlett. He won’t let you down.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs