Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Driving from the ladies' tee

Who can give enough credit to George W. Bush for his discovery of the cut-up doting soccer mom, precursor of what is being called the oppressed waitress in the present election cycle? Notable for not merely voting against interest but redirecting whole dorms of the Electoral College into the counter-intuitive column, the soccer mom's availability to [evidently] any fratbreath demagogue of a cockier future has descended upon the republican consciousness as almost unimaginable in its irony, and certainly unendurable in its effects. But it has become axiomatic: if you wish to outdrive your opponent in a round of politics, tee off from the ladies' tee, set forward enough to corrupt the course.

                   It's enough to make one sen- 
                   timental for poliomyelitis.