12 Oct 2004
Slate asked novelists to weigh in on who they’re voting for in November. I read the results with fear, waiting for horrid explanations from writers I respect and love. Although the teaser on the front page reads, “Surprise: Some are for Bush,” I was glad to see that I’d never read anything by those people anyway.
Because I am a Slate junkie, you should also click here to read an interesting piece on a theory that when Bush says “Dred Scott,” he really means “Roe vs. Wade.” What? That’s what I thought. It’s something to consider, anyway.
I am also terribly, desperately in love with the story about the Dubya’s bulge. Sure, it’s probably nothing, but the story is pretty funny anyway. Mark my words: this is absolutely the only situation in which I would discuss the candidates’ bulges.
And this story is driving Larry absolutely bonkers: the one about Kerry allegedly saying that terrorism is a nuisance. Sure, he said those words within minutes of each other, but come on! Watch this:
Sally: George W. Bush is a wanker. Kerry is a non-wanker.
Spin: Sally J. Nordan supports George W. Bush. She is quoted as saying, “George W. Bush…is a non-wanker.”
Come on, dude.