Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quote of the Day (Timothy Egan, on GOP Presidential Rivals as a ‘Clown Bus’)

“Last election cycle, the Republican presidential field was a clown car, holding the thrice-married Newt Gingrich lecturing about values, the pizza magnate Herman Cain fending off sexual harassment claims, and Michele Bachmann confusing John Wayne with a serial killer. That was just the front seat. This time around it’s a clown bus, with as many as 17 Republicans expected to compete for the nomination.” —Timothy Egan, “Fringe Festival,” The New York Times, May 10, 2015

Despite what Egan writes, the GOP field calls for not one “clown bus,” but two. (Everyone knows that Chris Christie, with all that weight, requires one bus just for himself…)

(Pictured here are Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee—three bigger clowns, in a psychological, if not physical, way, than Christie.)

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