Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What McCain and Dukakis have in common

John McCain and the diminutive Mike Dukakis are both 5'6". The NY Times mentioned it the other day in a report about his challenges with the teleprompter.

He is ill-suited to lecterns, which often dwarf his small stature, and he tends to sound as if he is reading his lines, not speaking them. His shortcomings have been accentuated in a two-man race, particularly because the other man — Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee — can often dazzle on stage.
Oy! Dwarf? Shortcomings? Comedy lives! But I'm a little "short" on breath after laughing so hard. Can Randy Newman be too far away?

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