19 July 2008

Leaving aside the obvious age-related jokes

'In the sweetness of July, the dumb cover of The New Yorker showing Barack Obama in Muslim garb doesn't matter, nor does John McCain's sweet moment when he was asked if it is fair that insurance will pay for Viagra and not for birth control pills and he stammered like a schoolboy.  Politicians have powerful response reflexes that pick up on a key word in the question and play back a practiced response, but McCain blushed and winced, a lovely vulnerable moment that in the languors of July went unappreciated'

- Garrison Keillor, International Herald Tribune, 17 July 2008

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