The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 October 2004

Veepstakes

Okay, I admit it: I blew off the vice-presidential debate. Didn't pay the slightest bit of attention to it.

I blame this partly on John Nance Garner, who observed famously that the vice-presidency wasn't worth "a warm bucket of spit," assuming "spit" is what he really said, and partly on general indifference to the candidates. The Democrats have somehow managed to paint John Edwards as Bill Clinton with a chastity belt, and if Dick Cheney is truly pulling Dubya's strings, someone at a disclosed location (Hi, Karl!) is tugging on Cheney's.

If you care about this more than I do, and you'd almost have to, you can get the consensus of blogdom from Allah.

Posted at 7:24 AM to Political Science Fiction


I went to college with a German guy who, improbably, turned out to be a distant relative of John Nance Garner's. He had no comment on the spit/piss question.

Posted by: CT at 8:48 AM on 6 October 2004