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wwwDURST: Ross Perot -- Why is he here?

Will Durst writes, "Ross Perot reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out another vice presidential candidate with qualifications that would be considered underwhelming for a unincorporated county council race. Of course, the little guy was turned down more often than a freshman nerd at the senior ball. He must have asked three or four thousand elected officials before settling for Pat Choate, an economist whose isolationist theories include hiding behind a thick wall of bundled sticks and throwing sharp rocks at people who wear different clothes. "
Who is he? Why is he here? Ross Perot reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out another Vice Presidential candidate with qualifications that would be considered underwhelming for a unincorporated county councilman race.It's Pat! Of course the little guy was turned down more often than a freshman nerd at the Senior Ball. He must have asked three or four thousand elected officials before settling for Pat Choate, an economist whose isolationist theories include hiding behind a thick wall of bundled sticks and throwing sharp rocks at people who wear different clothes. Choate (who's name rhymes with choate) is co author with Ross Perot of a book lambasting NAFTA called Save Your Job, Save Our Country. And now the two of them are in a position to write another book called Save Your Job, Save Our Country, Save Your Vote, Because We Don't Have The Chance Of A Blind Lame Rabbit In A Blood Soaked Wolverine Pen.Choate predicted that he and Perot would be in second place in the polls behind Clinton/Gore by mid-October, proving that he belongs on the ticket with Perot since they share a reasoning process. Absurd, spiced liberally with the fantastic.Will Durst wonders if these two will get even their own votes.
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