"The closest thing to being a king," says one elderly gentleman.
"I'm among two hundred or so people who think, politically, just like I do." says another. Followed up by "There's no such thing as a politically incorrect statement."
I love that not one of the people interviewed look a day under seventy five. If this is not a visual indication that the Republican party is dying out, I don't know what is.
For those among you who know your trivia, you may remember that this self same cruise was the beginning of one of the darkest times in American political history.
It was on the exact same Weekly Standard sponsored cruise that Bill Kristol discovered Sarah Palin:
In June 2007, a cruise hosted by the political journal The Weekly Standard set anchor in Juneau, Alaska. Standard editors William Kristol and Fred Barnes then lunched with Governor Sarah Palin. It was a moment of discovery to equal Hernando Cortez’s landing at Veracruz.
Kristol appeared on Fox News on June 30, 2008, confidently predicting that McCain would select Sarah Palin and as a public display of support, oil prices would miraculously fall.
Kristol can fairly lay claim to having “discovered” Palin for Washington political circles. Palin’s name appeared in 41 Weekly Standard articles since the Juneau meeting—starting with a paean entitled “ The Most Popular Governor” that ran right after the reception.
Indeed, Kristol, who was a loyal McCain supporter in 2000 and is often thought to have suffered exclusion from Bush’s inner circle as a result, may have played a key role in McCain’s decision to tap Palin as his running mate.
Yep that's what happened in 2007. As if anybody needed another reason to despise Bill Kristol.
Just think if you go this time perhaps they will discover something equally as destructive such as a skin dissolving bacteria, or a giant Tokyo stomping creature like Godzilla perhaps.
Though to be honest it would pale in comparison.