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John, this place is a PIGSTY!


I’ve written about all the ice cream that presidential candidates get to eat, and some readers got the idea that campaigning is a great gig, just flying around for free and eating treats.


But wait. You also have to go to state fairs and stuff, and act like pigs are interesting, and take your rich wife along and even SHE has to act like they’re interesting, and say stuff like, “John, that’s SOME pig, isn’t it?” while she’s thinking, “I could REALLY use a porkchop about now!”

And then you have to listen to some pig guy tell your wife how really this animal is a boar , which is a pig that hasn’t been castrated, and then your wife has to be like, “Isn’t that interesting, John?” when she’s really thinking, “Look what I just stepped in! Get me the frick out of this stinkhole!”

Of course, all these quotes are made up, because I wasn’t there, but I’ll bet I’m not very far off.

Call ‘em the Blues Brothers?



Blog Guy, I keep reading political stories from England that talk about a “shadow government.” As I understand it, this is sort of an opposition party team in the wings?

Yes, but it’s very sensitive stuff. For security reasons, these politicians can only be photographed in dark shadows and murky blue lighting.

Thanks but no thanks, Cindy!


palin-global-initiative-2-200.jpgOh, what the heck is Cindy on about now?

She’s my boss’s wife, so I can’t say anything, but I’m tryin’ to watch “Burn After Reading,” and she’s here singin’ “Copacabana.” And she’s gettin’ the words WRONG! This is embarrassing!

Maybe I’ll get that Secret Service guy over here! What is it I say again? “Garçon! Oh, garçon!

Reflecting on the candidates


I was a bit startled to read that right under plans for the economy, a huge number of voters say they will make their presidential choice based on how the candidates look reflected in sunglasses.

Still, if that’s what voters want, we’ll be doing as many reflection shots as possible until Election Day.

Seems like this room used to be larger!



Blog Guy, didn’t President Bush address the United Nations General Assembly yesterday? Why haven’t I seen any photos or video of the event?

Hmmmmm. That’s a pretty good question. I just did some searching around, and it looks to me as though he gave the address facing the wrong way.

You’re SURE we’re supposed to throw these?



Recently, I ranted here about the sad state of today’s political protesters.

And now, more evidence that protest isn’t what it used to be. Note this caption informing us that these protesters are throwing “cobblestones, Molotov cocktails and shoes” at riot police.

Sarah! Time for another big hug!


palin-hug-latest-180.jpgOkay, this is a blog for grown-ups, so I’m going to ask this straight: Does it seem like Republican candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin hug a lot more than, say, the Democratic candidates?

Being a cosmopolitan guy I also hug women I haven’t seen for a while, but I mean, these two are doing constant campaign stops all over the country together, aren’t they?

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brothel…


revilla-head-140.jpgAs we wind down the longest election campaign in the history of Earth by dissecting the nuances of words like lipstick and pig, it seems a good time to check out attitudes in other countries.

Take Miguel Angel Revilla, this politician in Spain, who’s taking some criticism because he just said in an interview that his first sex was in a brothel. Actually, he said it much more colorfully than that, but I can’t really repeat it here if I want to come back tomorrow.

It’s time to give the oath of office to your shoes…



Blog Guy, a couple of days ago you showed pictures of Sarah Palin’s shoes, and said that was an important part of covering prominent women. That was just a joke, right?

Uh, sure, if you want it to be. On the other hand, this photo here shows Sarah Palin’s shoes at a campaign appearance in Colorado yesterday, and below you can see three different pairs of former candidate Hillary Clinton’s shoes from her campaign for the nomination.

Macho, macho man, I wanna be…


Dear Blog Guy, President Bush leaves office in January. What does he plan to do? I thought with your contacts, you might know.

village-bush-2-160.jpgThere are lots of wild rumors out there. The most persistent is that there is a slot for Bush in the Village People if he wants it, as the construction worker.