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Jerry Sanders for Romney's Veep?

Examiner.com has come up with a suggestion that will astonish knowledgeable San Diegans: retiring Mayor Jerry Sanders could be on the vice president ticket with Mitt Romney. The publication asserts, "Under Mayor Sanders' mayorship, the city of San Diego has gone from near financial anarchy to a projected surplus." Of course, this purported feat was greatly accomplished by Sanders completely neglecting the city's infrastructure, but Examiner.com may not know that. Sanders has a resume "that could warm the heart of any moderate," says the publication. "A retired police officer, head of the United Way of San Diego, a [chief executive officer], fundraiser, and a popular mayor in a large border city with a heavily Latino population." Sanders supports gay marriage and "seems to support abortion rights," says the publication, and that could offend the far right of the Republican party. Sanders' lack of knowledge of foreign and national affairs could hurt, too, although the publication doesn't mention that.

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Examiner.com has come up with a suggestion that will astonish knowledgeable San Diegans: retiring Mayor Jerry Sanders could be on the vice president ticket with Mitt Romney. The publication asserts, "Under Mayor Sanders' mayorship, the city of San Diego has gone from near financial anarchy to a projected surplus." Of course, this purported feat was greatly accomplished by Sanders completely neglecting the city's infrastructure, but Examiner.com may not know that. Sanders has a resume "that could warm the heart of any moderate," says the publication. "A retired police officer, head of the United Way of San Diego, a [chief executive officer], fundraiser, and a popular mayor in a large border city with a heavily Latino population." Sanders supports gay marriage and "seems to support abortion rights," says the publication, and that could offend the far right of the Republican party. Sanders' lack of knowledge of foreign and national affairs could hurt, too, although the publication doesn't mention that.

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LOL...we have billion dollar pension and retiree health care debts, so I guess Sanders should fit right in with our trillion dollar national budget deficits!

April 25, 2012

Yes, and Sanders is every bit as addled as Romney. Best, Don Bauder

April 25, 2012

Cool. Maybe he could get the Feds to build the Chargers a new stadium. Just call it a "shovel-ready" project.

April 26, 2012

Don't laugh, aardvark. When President Obama early in his term asked for a list of infrastructural projects that could be tackled right away, some locations listed subsidized pro ballparks and football stadiums.

April 26, 2012

Romney's lack of knowledge of foreign and national affairs doesn't seem to be a barrier to him.

April 26, 2012

Certainly, his lack of knowledge doesn't seem to bother him. Best, Don Bauder

April 26, 2012

Are you sure this was written by Don Bauder? Looks like a Mencken piece to me. In fact it looks more like a Mencken piece than most of Mencken's pieces!

April 26, 2012

Nonsense. This story makes no mention of Strong Mayor's ability to level outdated stadiums with a single punch, thus clearing the way for shovel-ready construction projects.

April 26, 2012

Shovel-ready construction projects on top of a plume. Not legal, but San Diego's way. Best, Don Bauder

April 27, 2012

I can personally attest that I wrote this and also wrote the comments after the posts. H.L. Mencken is dead, unfortunately. The Reader's Mencken is alive and well, but did not write this. Best, Don Bauder

April 27, 2012

At least H.L. gets an honorary mencken.

Here, help yourselves to a courtesy groan.

April 27, 2012

Well played.

April 27, 2012

Yes, honorary mencken was well played. Next up: Munchkin. Best, Don Bauder

April 27, 2012

Well, H.L. certainly didn't get a spancken, or a duncken. He has always been one of my favorites. Best, Don Bauder

April 27, 2012

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