Stupid Campaign Tricks

I know people stretch for something to get excited about in the closing days of the campaign does anyone other than Matt Drudge really care that John Edwards likes to comb his hair or that the Kerry campaign is handing out what appear to be pill boxes?

Let’s get back to the important issues, like flu shots and the sexual orientation of the Vice President’s daughter.

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  1. Bithead says:

    I know what you’re saying, John, but I’ve seen far more than just Drudge linking that.

    And they really do have better hair… (smirk)

  2. Michael Newton says:

    Now we know that John and John are more than just economic girlie-men.

  3. Paul says:

    Dude, the hair thing was hysterical.

  4. dw says:

    Welcome to the land of media oversaturation. We’ve officially run out of things to talk about.

    Coming up later, a discussion of whether Bush’s preference for loafers is a statement of his intellegence or his work ethic, but first, Hannity and Colmes will discuss which ketchup is better, Heinz or W….

  5. PJ/Maryland says:

    That’s daughters; imagine the sibling rivalry being created, when Mary gets all the attention and Elizabeth’s existence is ignored!

  6. Jeff says:

    I guess none of these people saw Feed, a documentary filmed during the 1992 primaries that showed Jerry Brown using nasal spray, Bush 41 picking his nose and all sorts of other things pulled off backhauls of satellite feeds and assembled into a film.

    I saw it in DC when I was at Georgetown back then… think Amazon has it on DVD or VHS.

  7. Timmer says:

    Oh come ON! The hair thing was just creepy. It wasn’t that he spent that much time on it…cuz ya know, at that level, ya gotta, it was the flipping and the tossing and the checking it out in the compact. The crew from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy were yelling “flame off.”

  8. Dubya Sucks says:

    Pillboxes? You people are out of your freakin minds! God help us all from you right wing pieces of dung. Pillboxes? And you say us “liberals” are willing to “say anything” – talk about grasping at straws…


  9. LJD says:

    The question asked was whether anyone OTHER than Matt Drudge cared. Of course, your reading skills are likely impaired from the democratic education plan. Apparently you do not care that John Kerry is a drug pusher. 🙂

    You should know something of dung; The democratic party has been slinging it for years.

    I am sure you are also well acquainted with jackasses. There is no mistake why it is the symbol of your party.

    John Kerry ought to be handing out handkercheifs. They will come in handy for his fervent, although misguided followers, to wipe away the tears of defeat on Nov. 3.