So I'm tucked up in Mendocino with some good company and some swell champagne and just naturally I can't think of anything better to do with my time than to stew about the Republican primary. In particular I'm reading Tod Kelly saying that he thinks Ron Paul would make a swell third-party candidate.
It's actually not a half bad idea and it would be a shame to trivialize it but here goes: I think Paul--and indeed, half a dozen of the Republican candidates--would make awful Presidents, but several of them sure would be interesting Presidents. Wouldn't it be fun to watch Paul, or for that matter Gingrich, maybe even Bachmann, as President of somebody else's country, preferably a small one, without nuclear weapons. That's the ticket, Gingrich for President. Of Luxembourg. No, Lichtenstein. Okay, San Marino. I guess the Vatican is taken.