Poetry From the Politicoes

It’s refreshing to observe that stupidity still reigns supreme on both sides of the American political spectrum.  This past week brought us two sterling examples.

On the left wing, a grand jury formally indicted John Edwards for illegal campaign contributions among other things.  Now, if you have somehow forgotten, this is all connected to the child that Edwards fathered while cheating on his cancer victim wife.  As bad as that may be on a moral level, on an intelligence level it went even lower because he continued to run for the nomination during all of this somehow believing that no one would ever find out.  I’m not sure if that counts as hubris or just plain, old-fashioned stupidity.

Luckily, the right wing continues to support gaffe-making machine and friend-of-mediocrity-everywhere, Sarah Palin, in what we can only hope is a Steven Colbert inspired humorous campaign for the presidency.  Let’s roll the tape:

Seriously?  I’m pretty sure that “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” is de rigueur for all schoolchildren.  On the bright side, Palin’s newest adventure in creatively reinventing history allowed for this quip from Politico’s Ben Smith: “Palin makes Bachmann look like Longfellow.”

I’m sure there’s plenty more to come from both sides since we’re only a week into June of 2011 and the elections don’t take place until the end of 2012.  It’s also safe to assume that we’ll be bringing it all your way, occasionally with a little baseball flavor.

-A

3 Comments

That was all weird about John Edwards. What an idiot.
—Mark Gauthier

http://cubden.mlblogs.com/

It’s been quite a week for the politicos – from Edwards and Weiner to Palin and Gingrich (love the fact that he and his wife are on a luxury cruise after the Tiffany flap). Great material for all.

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