I mean, really, really insane. We're talking transcendently insane:
Bush/Clinton in 2004 (Clinton being, of course, Hillary).
Isn't that lunatic? I got the idea from a poster from this dKos thread about that popularity poll. dKos is especially amusing today, by the way: the post after that one is sort of about how Dean doesn't need to win in the South to win the election and sort of about how Kos is planning away at an upcoming campaign* against The New Republic. 2004 is going to be fragging hysterical...
But I digress. Let's see that again: Bush/Clinton 2004. I don't know about you, but the sheer malignant beauty of the train wreck that such a simple slogan represents is almost overwhelming. I mean, the craniums of hundreds of pundits on both sides of the spectrum would explode from the strain of trying to hold in the white-hot outrage... OK, in most cases that's arguably a plus, true, but somebody would still have to clean it all up afterwards.
This is the problem that I have with the notion: it's quite possibly one of the fabled So Bad It Went Out The Other Side And Makes An Insane Sort of Sense ideas (more often spoken of than seen). Bush gets a paper-perfect balance to the ticket; Clinton gets an enviable position by which to run for President in '08 (as a clear centrist, no less); lots of pundits' head explode. I'd pay a dollar to watch this all happen.
Oh, did I mention that I'm coming down with a cold?
*If it were pre-9/11, I'd be using either 'jihad' or 'crusade' in the place of 'campaign'.