Sunday, March 31, 2019

it's pronounced "Buddha-jedge"

If you haven't gotten to know Democrat Pete Buttigieg (pronounced "Buddha-jedge" ˈbuːtɪdʒɛdʒ), there's a Wikipedia writeup on him here. In a field of over twenty Democrats who are all looking to take on Donald Trump during next year's election, Buttigieg is trying his best to make a name for himself. Salient facts: he's 37, has served in intelligence in the US Navy Reserve, and was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months. He served two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and is now throwing his hat in the ring to run for US president in 2020. He is gay and married, and he's multilingual, apparently possessing competence in Norwegian, French, Spanish Italian, Maltese, Arabic, and Dari. His policy proposals are in line with most of the usual Democrat platform: universal health care, background checks for guns, environmental protection, and even marijuana legalization. All in all, I'd say there's little there to distinguish him from the crowd, and the fact that he looks like Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory" doesn't help. Neither does his campaign poster, which features a lone red star.


Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

"He's multilingual, apparently possessing competence in Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic, and Dari."

I ain't gonna vote fer no feller what don't know proper Anguish!

Jeffery Hodges

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Kevin Kim said...

Statistically speaking, he'll likely be one of the fallen by the time the dust settles and the Dems nominate their guy/gal.