Sir Charles Speaks
Interesting interview conducted with former basketball great Charles Barkley, who in the recent past was quoted saying "I was a Republican until they went crazy."
In this interview, Barkely seems to back away from admitting he ever truly was a Republican (can you blame him?), but does talk about how much he likes certain Democrats and dislikes certain Republicans. He also talks about running for governor in his native Alabama, which he has speculated about on and off for years. He says he would most likely do it as an Independent, but memo to Democrats: recruit this man.
Here is an excerpt of the kinds of things he says in the interview, but read the whole thing if you get the chance:
Yes, when I realized that rich people will always be rich and the poor people are like crabs in a barrel. They are going to fight with each other, but they are really in the same boat. They want you to argue about gay marriage. They want you to argue about the war in Iraq. There is not a single person in this country in good conscience who can say the war in Iraq is going well. But then when you see someone criticize it ... some other guy from the other party says he is badmouthing the troops. And I am like, "No he's not." We are able to disagree, and saying that the war in Iraq is not going well is not treason. Some of these guys want to try people for treason. The war in Iraq is not going well.His campaign slogan could be: Charles Barkley, a wealthy and famous guy who actually possesses common sense, unlike Republican dumbass Fred Thompson.