Gallagher Headlines

Headline writers, take heed: When I see articles entitled, “Gallagher Speaks” or Gallagher Criticizes ‘WP’ Article,” I expect something about a bald guy in a funny hat smashing watermelons with a hammer.

For that matter, no matter how long he’s in office, unless “Arial” precedes “Sharon” in the headline, I’m presuming the story is about a girl named Sharon. This makes headlines like, “Sharon Says ‘Very Satisfied’ with Abbas” very amusing.

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  1. caltechgirl says:

    I thought I was the only one who had that reaction!

  2. Hey, it 1) gotcha to read and 2) garned me a link.

    Where’s the downside?

  3. Bithead says:

    Is that like, “Lewinsky blew her chances”?