Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hypothetically, Would You Still Have Voted For the Duck?

Has there ever been a hypothetical question asked without malice aforethought?

hot-dog-cakeBradford is overwhelmed with the gravitas of the hypothetical question posed to him.

If the question comes from a lawyer or journalist the answer is no. Just ask Michael Dukakis or Mitt Romney if you don’t believe me.

So as Big Guy’s foreign affairs strategery continues to implode experience some setbacks, the journo-class has been having a field day asking Republican candidates, and presumed candidates, the hypothetical question of the week:  "Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion (of Iraq)?" No matter how many times you try to answer it, you aren’t going to come up with a good response. Hypotheticals are just tricky that way; unless, of course, you’re Barack Hussein Obama. In which case no matter how you handle it, the answer will be correct; those are the rules. Even if you don’t actually answer it at.

obama answers reddit questions about ducksenhanced-buzz-duck questionpgAnd although Barry didn’t respond to this Reddit question himself, his staff continued to debate it on-line for a week:

Back in Chicago, the staff were examining the Reddit transcript. There was one question everyone on the team wished Obama had answered. Goff probably would have selected it, according to his colleagues, but he didn’t see it at the time.

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

In the days following, staffers debated the answer. Most immediately chose the 100 duck-sized horses— they would be easy to stomp on and were, generally, a reflection of the usual day-to-day conflicts in life.

Because, you know, there wasn’t anything else critical going on around then that was debate worthy.

So here’s my advice; when posed with the hypothetical question “Knowing what you know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” respond with a hypothetical question of your own:

bo on a duckA duck! A duck! My kingdom for a duck! – apologies to King Richard III

Knowing what you know now, would you have voted for Obama? Or a duck?

Remember, it’s just a hypothetical question.

calvin and hobbes hypothetical

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