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November 8, 2011

Blog Guy, I know you’re closely following the race for the Republican presidential nomination. I’m a little surprised you haven’t chosen a Quote of the Week yet for last week.

It goes to candidate Herman Cain, who told reporters, “When people get on the Cain train, they don’t get off.”

Wait. He said what?

“When people get on the Cain train, they don’t get off.”

But doesn’t that make this so-called Cain train sort of like that Eagles song, “Hotel California,” where “You can check out any time you like but you can never leave”?

It seems to, although it reminded me more of that Roach Motel tagline, “Roaches check in, but they don’t check out!”  


So you suppose the Cain train just keeps hurtling along at breakneck speed, with terrified passengers pressing grotesquely distorted faces against locked windows, wondering if they’re ever going to see their families again?

That pretty much how I picture it, because, “When people get on the Cain train, they don’t get off.”

Hmmmm. Do you know anything more about the Cain train?

I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have a “Quiet Car.”

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Top: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses a Northern Virginia Technology Council breakfast meeting in McLean, Virginia, November 2, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Left: Cain gestures during a two-man “Lincoln-Douglas style” debate with Newt Gingrich in Houston, November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Donna W. Carson

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quote of the week…hmmm. I’ll go with “I am the captain, and you are the first mate. Promotions will follow quickly!”

oh, wait. That’s Pepe Le Pew. I get Pepe and Cain mixed up all the time. My bad.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

In reality the only thing going at breakneck speed for Pizza Guy are his presidential hopes, down the toilet.
I bet he now regrets calling his train The Titanic.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Better cue the Kingston Trio with Charlie and the MTA.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

I guess he won’t be giving out as much pure Caine sugar from now on.

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive
 

I thought of mentioning that song too, Frisco, but figured 98 percent of my readers wouldn’t have heard of it. Also briefly wondered if there are enough fans of the great group The Band to make it worthwhile crafting a song that would start, “Herman Cain is the name and I served on the….”

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Oh come on, ease up on the fellow. It’s the (train of) thought that counts.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

BG, you could have gone with this one, too:

Yes, Herman Cain’s a’comin’
I hear him just at hand
I hear the GOP wheels rumblin’
And throwin’ out its spam.

Get on board his accusers.
Get on board his accusers.
Get on board his accusers
There’s room for many more.

I hear the spin doctors churnin’
They’re revving up for more.
They’ve loosened their tongues and bile
With plenty more in store.

The pizza’s cheap and all can come
The rich and poor are there
No second guessin’ on this train
Ev’ry’one has their share.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

If the Cain train doesn’t have a quiet car, I’m sure that Joe Biden wouldn’t be interested.
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/02/09/yeah-its-me-im-in-the-quiet-car  /

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

I worry about the females passengers when the train goes through tunnels and it gets pitch black and Cain the Vampire is skulking about …

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

Then there’s this verse from another country song:

Well, I can hear the whistle from a mile away
It sounds so good but I must stay away
That train is a beauty makin’ everybody stare
But its only destination is the middle of nowhere.

Seems appropriate….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Send in Denzel Washington and the Fisher-Price My First Captain Kirk guy!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

he reminds me of someone..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I hear the train a comin’
It’s rollin’ ’round the bend.
It’s full of old accusers
Who number close to ten

Nice “gesture” in that second photo.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

@Nosmo – he’s moved on to tacos

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

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