Monday, April 21, 2008


The inimitable TBogg comes up with the funniest line of the primary season:

Jay Newton-Small explains why this is a big deal:

Journalists in general don’t relish asking politicians questions in awkward situations, like on a golf course or over a waffle. But sometimes our hands are forced: Obama hasn’t given a press conference in 10 days and the questions, some of them -- like Hamas -- rather important, are starting to build up. If he wins the nomination he'll be running again(sic) John McCain, whose philosophy is to give the press total access to the point of saturation; Obama might consider holding avails with a little more regularity. Then, maybe, reporters would let him to eat in peace.

Or maybe, and I'm just thinking out loud here, maybe when the candidate responds with "Why can't I just eat my waffle?", reporters decide , eh, let it slide because it's not really "news". Now if a reporter asked Senator Obama, "How do you feel about Jimmy Carter meeting with Hamas?" and he had responded with "How do you feel about your wife fucking the UPS guy while you're out on the campaign trail with me?"... that would be kind of newsworthy.

Oh, snap.

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