Honk! Here comes the Muammar car!
As a highly paid political consultant, it irritates the heck out of me when clients ignore my advice.
What is Blog Guy’s first rule for politicians when they’re out in public?
Do NOT let them drive a car! It doesn’t give them the common touch, it doesn’t make them look macho, it just makes them appear truly goofy.
But it gets worse.
If you’re Muammar Gaddafi with a huge popular revolt on your hands, your minders should NOT let you drive a go-kart thingy with the label “Club Car” emblazoned across the front.
I mean, look at this. The guy isn’t even sitting right behind the wheel. It looks like he’s at Disneyland, about to take off on “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.”
Let’s all just supply our own classic cartoon sound effects for the photo, okay?
“HONK HONK! Hold on tight, Jimmy! Here we gooooooooo!”
Top and right: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi drives his personal cart in Tripoli after making a speech which he sought to defuse tensions after more than 10 days of anti-government protests in Libya, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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