A leading Republican, who was in Congress for more than 10 years, answered my question: "Who can beat Obama?" with a casual, "a mammal". Then he added sadly: "But they are all reptiles."
Read the whole thing here. Always interesting to get the cousins' take on our peculiar politics.
I'm not certain I can bear months and months of this arrant silliness. Perhaps I can pick up my SS cks in Ecuador or Argentina. It's funny as hell to watch the big-time press boys not talking about Ron Paul. They are upset with him because of his dangerous, extremist ideas: dismember the empire, bring troops home, throttle the crony capitalists, audit the fed. Clearly a nutcase. Of all the R candidates, the only ones who seem to me personally amiable are Jon Huntsman and ol' Ron, perhaps the only gentleman extant in politics in either party.