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Monday, August 04, 2008

Possibly The Stupidest Thing Said This Election 

(well, this week anyway)

The Wall Street Journal seems to think that Senator Obama is too fit to be President.

For those of you who have managed to not die of irony, what they say is that, because Americans are so famously obese, they may have trouble thinking of such a sveltie as One Of Them. This I guess must be code for the WSJ being a bit racist, frankly, because it's such an utterly inane statement I can't even conceive of a rational explanation.

If the American electorate is really even a little bit significantly swayed by candidates' being too fit (as opposed to too old/decrepit, morbidly obese, or some other relatively superficial trait which might actually impact the job - i.e., dying on it), we are in more trouble than even my cynical charred black coal of a soul can imagine.

Whether the WJS's or America's (or both): the supid, it burrrrnnnnsssssss!

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