Monday, January 5, 2009

Suburban Mom's Political Fix: Dave Barry's Laugh Out-Loud Year in Review

I know that year-in-reviews seem so five days ago, but you simply must check out humor columnist Dave Barry's 2008 retrospective. I stumbled upon it while reading the Sunday Boston Globe yesterday and couldn't stop laughing.

For example, while writing about the events in January, Barry said:

"The Iowa caucuses produce two surprises:

On the Republican side, the winner is Mike Huckabee, folksy former governor of Arkansas, or possibly Oklahoma, who vows to remain in the race until he gets a commentator gig with Fox. His win deals a severe blow to Mitt Romney and his bid to become the first president of the android persuasion. Not competing in Iowa are Rudy Giuliani, whose strategy is to stay out of the race until he is mathematically eliminated, and John McCain, who entered the caucus date incorrectly into his 1996 Palm Pilot.

On the Democratic side, the surprise winner is Barack Obama, who is running for president on a long and impressive record of running for president. A mesmerizing speaker, Obama electrifies voters with his exciting new ideas for change, although people have trouble remembering exactly what these ideas are because they are so darned mesmerized. Some people become so excited that they actually pass out. These are members of the press corps.

Obama's victory comes at the expense of former front-runner Hillary Clinton, who fails to ignite voter passion despite a rip-snorter of a stump speech in which she recites, without notes, all 17 points of her plan to streamline tuition-loan appliances."

Man, I miss Dave Barry's weekly columns. They provided me with at least one guaranteed laugh per week.

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