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Sportswriters Are Superior Beasts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. This is from TNR's blog on the Iowa straw poll.

    "A final thought: The political press is absolutely head over heels for Huckabee. (There were high-fives all around when it became clear he'd finish second.) He's a genuinely endearing guy who can banter with the best of them--watching him with reporters brings to mind the old black and white footage of Babe Ruth jawboning with sportswriters. When you add that to the political media's general affinity for underdogs, you can see how Huckabee's about to enjoy some serious media afterglow, which will only further boost his profile. With Romney suddenly vulnerable among conservatives and McCain and Giuliani both languishing here--last Sunday's Washington Post poll had McCain at 8 percent and Giuliani at 14, compared with Romney's 26--you may well have just met your 2008 Iowa caucus winner.
    --Noam Scheiber"

    High fives?
    This shit gets you tossed from any press box in America.
    We're doomed.
  2. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    That's absolutely unbelievable.

    High-fives? At a straw poll?

    For a Republican?

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not any press box... depends how many are BLOGGERS
  4. Winger --
    My point has no party.
    This is bullshit unprofessionalism at the highest level.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I am superior, but I refuse to be called a beast.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Winger's Back!

    I simply cannot fathom any situation where Mike Huckabee would inspire me to a physical gesture of approval.
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Not even a slight shoulder shrug and accompanying, "eh"?
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    That would be more a gesture of indifference.

    I admit, it's more a problem for Mrs. Huckabee than for me.
  9. That is awful.

    I cover a lot of local and statewide elections and, like clockwork, the candidates always ask me who I'm voting for.

    My answer's always the same: Whoever's the most accessible.

    Amazing how quickly my calls get returned.
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I may jack your line.
  11. Copyright's still pending, so have at it.
  12. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    Well, at least SOMEONE is excited about a Rep. candidate :)
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