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Wednesday
Mar122008

But Was Anybody Wearing Parachute Pants?

Every Presidential election cycle has a Humor Apogee, the point which defies written commentary, the point that puts me out of a job for a day or two. If you asked me about it last week, I would have told you that the apogee of 2008 would arrive in late September or mid-October.

But like many members of the media as of late, I've been incorrectly applying conventional wisdom.  I committed that most classic of political blunders: I did not consider the potential impact of the Sinbad.

In other political news, I give The Whore of Spitzer exactly seven days to a book deal, which shall follow in the train of the plea deal--truly, the source of all the world's great literature.  Always exactly what MFA's love to see.

go hillman at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (8)

Sinbad's still alive? Man, you know all the momentum is rolling against Hillary when Sinbad lines up and tees off on her. Maybe next week Yakov Smirnov will kick her when she's down.

Re: Spitzer's mistress. http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2008/03/amid-charges-of.html" rel="nofollow">She's resigned her position, too.

You know, they prefer to be called "premium escort girls" ;-)

March 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

I had to look up apogee - so now I have a new word of the day. Thanks.

March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHollee Chadwick Spicer

Hey, I figured it out! I think this poor Spitzer guy has just been the victim of the enviroment. You see, it was probably http://13gb.com/media.php?media_id=177" rel="nofollow">the way he was brought up by his parents ;-)

March 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

I liked the article by Mary Ann Akers. Red pill junkie, you're hysterical and made me laugh!

My only comment is that Miss Akers forgot to run the grammar checker!
"campaign spokesman Phil Singer kindly provided experts from news stories written about the trip at the time, including a Washington Post story..."
Does anyone else share my pain here?

March 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEsther the S.I.L.

[...] Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 by MB The Humor Apogee of Election 2008 remains here, The Day Sinbad Became a Factor.  In only a slighly lower orbit would I put this:  A Very Serious [...]

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBiiiiiiiiiiiiig Hug! « B

[...] another circus as the coliseum crumbles around us.  It makes me long for the days of lipstick and Sinbad.  Remember when this election was [...]

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSparing A Dime « Blonde

[...] the candidates, and it’s absolutely the most hilarious thing I’ve seen since the Moment of Sinbad.  The green line for the women is through the roof on both of them at various points with this. [...]

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