Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Compulsory service coming our way?

Special delivery for Mr. Rahm Emanuel

Hot Air - and everyone else in the righty blogosphere - is linking this audio clip of Rahm Emanuel talking frankly (if a bit flippantly) about his ideas for a national universal service plan.

Like Allahpundit says, "the weeks of fun we’ll have with “Imagine if Bush had proposed this” scenarios will amount to a new golden age for the right-wing blogosphere". But listen to the audio clip. Emanuel's vague and not very well thought out plan is that all Americans age 18-25 will be required to participate in something like three months of "civil defense" training so that they'll have a "common experience" of what it means to be an American. What. The. Fuck?

It's said that Rahm Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a pollster (or some political pundit) who pissed him off. My suggestion? The minute this idea gets floated by the Obama administration, everyone opposed to this idea return the favor and send one to the Office of the Chief of Staff at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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