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Garrison Keillor on the craziness of the current political attack ads:

It's an amazing country where an Arizona multimillionaire can attack a Chicago South Sider as an elitist and hope to make it stick. The Chicagoan was brought up by a single mom who had big ambitions for him, and he got scholarshipped into Harvard Law and was made president of the law review, all of it on his own hook, whereas the Arizonan is the son of an admiral and was ushered into Annapolis though an indifferent student, much like the Current Occupant, both of them men who are very lucky that their fathers were born before they were. The Chicagoan, who grew up without a father, wrote a book on his own, using a computer. The Arizonan hired people to write his for him. But because the Chicagoan can say what he thinks and make sense and the Arizonan cannot do that for more than 30 seconds at a time, the old guy is hoping to portray the skinny guy as arrogant.

So true, and so ridiculous; hopefully people will see right through it. In the meantime, it's pretty funny that Paris Hilton's energy plan is better than McCain's—unfortunate in a practical sense, but still funny.

Note: this entry was originally published on my old blog at cheesedip.com (sadly, a domain I no longer own) at some point between 1998 and 2008. Only a handful out of the thousands of posts from that time period are currently on this site, though I hope to publish them here eventually.

This entry currently has 2 Comments.

It's nice to write something like this if one is an elitist herself. Nice to be raised from privileged background, not knowing the fligths and fights of the underprivileged. Fucking twinkie. Please just go home to NJ to your mommy and daddy's McMansion. and keep sucking a white person's dick, why don''t you?

August 7, 2008 11:12 AM

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