Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich

Real Life Adventures

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  1. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    that should be the requirements for all politicians, if you want to serve in a political office then you should be automatically disqualified

  2. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, about 2 years ago

    Bill Gates?

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    @The J.A.M.

    At least he wouldn’t need contributions, from people who would want something in return..

  4. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, about 2 years ago

    Arthur C. Clarke wrote a book (Imperial Earth) which used exactly that premise. The president was chosen by lot from the intellectual and political elite, and any indication that a person wanted the job was cause for immediate disqualification. The idea was that the president would do a good job so he could get time off for good behavior.

  5. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @luckylouie

    It’s also in the HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but not in the same form.

  6. del_grande

    del_grande GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Isn’t this the reason Colin Powell never ran for President?

  7. runar

    runar said, about 2 years ago

    @luckylouie

    I remember that, but I couldn’t recall which Clarke novel it was. He described the President as someone who had to be “…dragged, kicking and screaming, into the White House.”

  8. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, about 2 years ago

    paradox?

  9. burleigh2

    burleigh2 said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve thought about it a few times, but I would hate the backstabbing and character assassinations that I would be expected to do. :-s

  10. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    He may have a point. George Washington didn’t want it but felt obligated to accept it; and his successors who help create this country felt the same obligation. Not until Andrew Jackson did the Presidency become a political objective. Since then, they’ve all had political agendas, and anybody who believes otheriwise lives in another worldl. In fact, I’ll go even further……Abraham Lincoln’s agenda never included freeing the slaves. In fact, he was opposed to it or he wouldn’t have tried to find every other possible alternative. He had valid reasons. He didn’t want to see tens of thousands of freed slaves flooding the cities looking for work, when work was already scarce. This is something the abolitionists never considered. What do you do with 1.7 million freed slaves. How do you house them, how do you feed them and their children? They didn’t care! Activists are always singular minded; as was William Tecumseh Sherman as he destroyed everything in his path in his march to the sea, knowing nothing was in his path to oppose him. That March is still considered an abomination.

  11. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @gmartin997

    in 1865 New York City had race riots where many freed slaves where murdered because people were afraid that they were “stealing their JOBS” including a tiny baby who was thrown out a third story window to its death.

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