Since things have been getting pretty heated around here, I thought it might be useful to remember that Obama and McCain are still capable of a few moments of levity at their own expense. A couple of lines from the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday Night in New York.
Take Mr. Obama’s line about Republican criticism of his so-called celebrity status: “I have to admit that that really hurt. I got so angry about it I punched the paparazzi in the face on my way out of Spago’s. I’m serious. I even spilled my soy chai latte all over my Shih Tzu.”
Mr. McCain delivered some last-minute jokes about the unseen star of Wednesday’s debate. “Yes, it’s true that this morning I dismissed my entire team of senior advisers,” he said. “All of their positions will now be held by a man named Joe the Plumber.”
I would hope that our correspondents who seem to have a hard time accepting that Barack Obama might be a great President, don’t end up like those Sons of the Confederacy who were still singing “Dixie” in the early 60’s shouting “The South will rise again.”