Monday, December 24, 2007

Home for the holidays

During this holiday week, postings will be light or nonexistent. The regular schedule will resume next Monday. I'll return this week only if a candidate says something truly remarkable or revealing. For instance...

Mitt Romney: "Now that I remember it, I think I may have accompanied my father when he may have gone varmint-hunting with Martin Luther King, although that may depend on the dictionary definition of may."

Hillary Clinton: "If that stinker husband of mine doesn't shut up, my first act as president will be to send him on an open-ended goodwill tour of the NASA International Space Station."

Fred Thompson: "Didn't I quit this race already, or am I confusing myself with Tommy Thompson?"

Chris Dodd: "This race isn't nearly as much fun as getting publicly soused back in the day with Teddy Kennedy."

Rudy Giuliani: "Why do I need this grief? I'm outta here. Cashing in on 9/11 is a heckuva lot easier than trying to exploit 9/11 for political purposes."

Joe Biden: "I gotta stop boasting to people that I've been in the Senate for 35 years. Because their first reaction probably is, 'This country's gone to hell in a handbasket since the early '70s, and what has this guy ever done about it?'"

Mike Huckabee: "What do I need foreign policy advisors for? Jesus is my briefer. And if, as president, He advises me to invade Iran, who am I to say no?"


And my last print column of '07 offers an advance transcript of the next Democratic presidential debate, featuring The Thing That Wouldn't Leave. Holiday cheers to you all.