Postscript: July 30 — The Gasbag Express, aka the Low-Road Express? Of course. As today’s NYT editorial notes, “…it is hard to imagine a worse role model than the one Mr. McCain seems to be adopting: President Bush.” (Objection: seems?) Which brings our Calvin Trillin out of the Straight Up woodwork.
BUSH’S PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER
Hear me, O Father, in my need,
I am universally cursed;
Fix the election, make McCain succeed
So I’ll no longer be reckoned the worst.
— Leon Freilich
(The S/U staff apologizes deeply for referring to the BananaRepublic‘s lameduck Bullshitter-in-Chief by name.)