Monday, August 06, 2007

Fun and games on the campaign trail

Charles Pierce, writing in Esquire, has a piece on the difference between real stuff and fluff out there on the hustings. If you like John Edwards, this is a must read. If you don't, well you should still give it a look. Mr. Pierce does know how to turn a phrase.
On May 15, Mike Huckabee, a greasy Rotarian gasbag from Arkansas, made a funny. Speaking at a debate with the other Republican presidential contenders, Huckabee said of the Congress that it had "spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop." This nasty little bit solicited gales of laughter from the studio audience and almost unalloyed approval from the traveling political press, and nobody enjoyed it more than the lads at The Politico, a brand-new political fanzine that combines the biting wit of a high school slam book with the nuanced policy analysis of Tiger Beat.
Oo-o-o! That would hurt a normal person.


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