For once it’d be nice to hear a candidate eschew the traditional platitudes and say: “American people I have nothing but love for y’all, but you don’t know what the heck you’re talking about.” Dan Hoyle would vote for him.
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show’s writers turned their post-shellacking coverage to President Obama’s post-mortem press conference and the national news media’s latest lame narrative that the president just doesn’t get “it.”
Nationwide, six deceased candidates ran on Tuesday, with four of them actually winning. In some cases a special election will be held, in some the governor will appoint someone, and in one they’re just going to Weekend at Bernie’s the dead winner for four years.
Jon Stewart recapping the midterms noted that the Fox News hyperboles grew from a “wave” to “tidal wave” to a “tsunami” to an ”earthquake” — all metaphors that “killed thousands of people.”
Nobody has been elected to the U.S. Senate as a write-in candidate since 1954, when South Carolina voters sent Strom Thurmond to the Senate. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska may be about to change that.
Must be a slow news day…it’s not like there was a mega-election that changed the face of the nation or anything. But here’s “A dog named Honey fished for salmon as they swam across a flooded road in Washington state.”
Sharron Angle famously told Senator Harry Reid to “man up” in their only debate before last night’s election. Maybe she should have saved that advice for Presumptive House Speaker John Boehner.