I don’t normally write about this type of story – but this one was just too good to pass up. During an interview, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked a very interesting question that perhaps we should all ponder in those moments when we have nothing better to do.
During a Wednesday interview, Florida’s Voice Founder and Editor-in-Chief Brendon Leslie asked DeSantis who he would rather be stuck on a deserted island with: President Joe Biden or Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). It was probably the most difficult question one could ask a Republican politician in 2022.
DeSantis answered: “I mean, could I just end the misery right now and have my Maker call me back?”
"Who would you rather be stuck on a deserted island with – President Brandon, or AOC?"
RON DESANTIS: "Could I just end the misery right now and have my maker call me back?" pic.twitter.com/kxOF6UcJGC
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) July 20, 2022
Leslie then asked who DeSantis, who used to be a baseball player in college, would rather bat against. The choices were Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan or the mainstream media. DeSantis replied:
“Oh, I mean like — you know, look, I was a pretty good hitter in baseball — but the mainstream media, I mean, you know we know how to fight back against them and so I’m happy for that challenge any time they want to throw it to me.”
It was a fun exchange, and while DeSantis’ answer is understandable, it was the type of politician’s dodge to which America has become accustomed. I mean, why couldn’t he just answer the question? I bet Trump would have given a straight answer. Tsk tsk tsk.
Perhaps we should all consider the choice we would make in that situation. For my part, I’d choose AOC in a heartbeat. To the men reading this: Get your minds out of the gutter – it’s not for the reasons you’re thinking, you sick bastards. Besides, I’m already taken and my lady would throw me off the Empire State building with a millstone tied around my neck if I even came close to thinking such thoughts.
But seriously, I think conversations with AOC would be far more entertaining than hanging out with Mr. Biden. I’d feel much less guilty laughing at Ocasio-Cortez’s silly meanderings than I would with the president, who is clearly in his twilight years. She makes it so easy to post satirical tweets that people believe to be real, like this one:
BREAKING: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims one of the officers who "arrested" her whispered, "this is MAGA country," while leading her away from the scene.
"But I was not afraid to become a political prisoner for the cause," she told reporters.
— Jeff Charles (@JeffOnTheRight) July 20, 2022
Besides, after being a recent political prisoner after blocking traffic during a pro-abortion protest and her harrowing experience dodging hordes of angry Trump supporters during the Jan. 6 riot, I think it’s safe to say she’s a battle-hardened warrior type who could help me survive an ordeal like being stuck on a deserted island.
But that’s enough about me. Who would YOU choose?