His horn went veep veep veep

And it had to be destroyed for that reason alone:

There is nothing — nothing — in politics that is less useful than pundits sitting around blathering about who the presidential nominee is going to choose as his running mate.

You might think that the sentence quoted above is, oh, about thirteen words too long. However, you are cautioned not to delve too deeply into these matters:

Reading “veepstakes” articles will destroy your soul. They are Satan’s snares, as are all cable-news veepstakes roundtable discussions, and the pundits who participate in them are all doomed to burn in the same circle of Hell as Tom Eagleton and Nelson Rockefeller.

Presumably the eighth.

3 comments

  1. KingShamus »

    17 July 2012 · 12:58 pm

    The eighth?

    Eh, sounds about right.

  2. McGehee »

    17 July 2012 · 4:22 pm

    You might think that the sentence quoted above is, oh, about thirteen words too long.

    By my count, sixteen. When pundits are not sitting around blathering, they’re blathering around, sitting.

  3. fillyjonk »

    17 July 2012 · 4:50 pm

    Eh. I’m not too bugged by the speculation; reminds me a bit of the old-timers sitting around the woodstove debating how the World Series would have gone differently if Whoozits hadn’t bunted in the 6th inning, or some such. In other words: let ’em talk, but don’t take ’em all serious-like.

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