Friday, August 19, 2011

Vetting the GOP's top guns

A full page ad in the Austin Chronicle asks, “Have you had sex with Rick Perry?” Several friends from Texas emailed it to me. I don’t know why – I never had sex with Perry.

He’s only been an announced presidential candidate for one week and already Republican operatives fret about Perry’s swagger, Perry’s mouth and Perry’s limited regional appeal. Translation: the Troubles could affect contributions outside Texas.

You saw the story where Michele Bachmann’s voices in her head made it to her mouth and she announced her fears about the Soviet Union (which dissolved 20 years ago). She meant Russia. You can see Russia from your house in Minnesota.

Funniest line in this election year: Romney, Perry, Bachmann. The GOP’s top tier.

Phrases become trite quickly in this 24/7 political news cycle. Talking heads over-use ‘em. “At the end of the day...,” seems to be everyone’s favorite catch phrase. Not me. At the end of the day -- I find it gets dark.

Not as good as Dorothy Parker’s classic perspective: “If all the girls who attended the Yale senior prom were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be at all surprised.”

But I’m trying.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

at the end of the day, i generally have a glass of vino

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