Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Onion Does it Again

Very clever. Point well made without being overt:

WARREN, PA—Although respondents to a Pew poll taken prior to the 2004 presidential election characterized Bush as "the candidate they'd most like to sit down and have a beer with," Chris Reinard lived the hypothetical scenario Sunday afternoon, and characterized it as "really uncomfortable and awkward."

Reinard, a father of four who supported Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections, said sharing a beer with the president at the Switchyard Tap gave him "an uneasy feeling."

"I thought he'd be great," Reinard said. "But when I actually met him, I felt real put off."


william t nelson said...

I know what they'd talk about. They'd talk about the Dallas Cowboys.

When Nixon and Thompson shared a limo, they talked about football. I don't know why you're so anti-football.

Elaine said...

I just like the point the article makes about how Bush doesn't have the life of a "Joe Sixpack."

Haha, I'm not anti-football, I just don't want to hear about it all of the time. Which Thompson are you talking about? Football player?

william t nelson said...

Thompson is Hunter Thompson, one of Nixon's most strident enemies. His field reports from the 1972 election campaign read something like an on-the-scene political blog.

Most of my favorite innovators made their great advances in the 1970s, with exception of Mr Stephen Colbert.

Elaine said...

Wow, to be a fly on the wall when Nixon and Hunter S. Thompson shared a limo...