California needs a political 'Gong Show'

by CalWatchdog Staff | October 4, 2010 7:15 am

John Seiler:
Oct. 4, 2010

Remember the old “Gong Show[1]“? People would display some talent, such as singing or playing an instrument. Judges then would decide if the person had any competence. For the incompetent ones, a large gong was sounded. It was hosted by Chuck Barri[2]s. At age 81, he still could host the “Political Gong Show.”

We could have used it after Saturday’s Brown-Whitman debate, which devolved into wrangling about Meg’s illegal nanny. Don’t we have more important issues, such as the budget? A stifling government? Jobs dying like Medflies sprayed with malathion[3]? It was the incompetent vs. the screwball.

Gong! Gong!

For politicians, those gonged-out would be replaced by their runners-up in the primary. Steve Poizner[4] would take over for Meg. Chuck Pineda[5] would take over for Jerry.

If Steve and Chuck didn’t work out, they would be gonged, too. And so on. Until we got some decent candidates.

  1. Gong Show:
  2. Chuck Barri:
  3. Medflies sprayed with malathion:
  4. Steve Poizner:
  5. Chuck Pineda:

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