Saturday, February 27, 2016
The new and improved Teflon candidate
Congresswoman Patsy Schroeder was one of the more memorable political characters of the Reagan era. While perhaps the most photogenic Democrat of that time, Schroeder seemed to have never mastered the ability to smile while talking without looking like she was chewing barbed wire. Her most significant contribution to politics is probably debatable but her contribution to the political lexicon is priceless. She dubbed Ronald Reagan the Teflon president. Nothing stuck to him.
Just days out from Super Tuesday the candidate poised to win 11 of the 12 states in play has been criticized by a former Mexican president, the Chinese foreign minister, the pope, the British House of Commons and the Speaker of the House and those are just the celebrity detractors. It's time for Patsy to come out of retirement and do an encore.