Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In the chips

If you are a presidential candidate and you have enough money to run a half-hour infomercial on a dozen different channels at this late date, you have raised far too much money. I mean it. You should think about returning some of it. It might amount to no more than the meaningless Bush tax "rebates," but it would be a nice gesture, even if the Republicans were not spending their donors' money like sailors on shore leave. Twenty-two thousand a week for makeup -- did I read that? That's for the whole cast, right? McCain, Mrs. McCain, Joe Lieberman, Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin's wardrobe people, and the crazy woman who thinks Obama is an Arab? Factor in the cost of the makeup, and you can see why they can't afford to fix the toilet on the Maverickmobile.

Anyway, no more one-minute spots, OK? People reflexively reach for the mute button anyway.


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