Saturday, May 02, 2009

Joe Biden and Miss California Should Both Resign

"It’s time for Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, to turn in her crown or get fired." So says John Tantillo, Marketing Expert/Founder and President, Marketing Department of America, in Miss California USA Should Quit or Be Fired, and he's right.

As Mr. Tantillo clearly explains, Miss Prejean should not resign or be fired because of her position on gay marriage, but because by stating that position in the way she did she was not upholding the "Brand" of Miss USA.

And he's right. We wouldn't hire someone to be the president of Harley-Davidson if the candidate was on record stating that motorcycles are an extremely dangerous and wasteful form of transportation. And Miss USA represents a product, one which is incompatible with the personal views Miss Prejean presented.

It's not politics, it's marketing.

Now we observe Joe Biden, Vice-President of the United States. Even more than a Miss America, Mr. Biden represents a product, and does it badly. Just as with Miss California, Joe's supporters can say that he is just being honest. And just as he did with Miss California, Mr. Tantillo could say that Joe Biden, since he can't be fired, should resign.

Joe, the Vice-President of the United States doesn't tell Americans not to take subways and aircraft when the medical threat is small and the economy is hurting enough already. I can't say I thought you were smarter than that, because I was amazed you got the job, knowing how prone you are to saying these sorts of dumb things.

No Joe, you're meeting expectations, which is reason enough to call on you to resign.

We Republicans will miss you, Joe.

Democrats will sigh their relief, and say, "Joe who?"

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