Saturday, August 2, 2008

Problem Wit You Is You Ain't Fat Enough, Friend.

The Wall Street Journal has their fingers on the fat sweaty pulse of the nation, and they let us know that fat people (i.e. most people) don't like to be reminded of their fatness by a skinny Presidential candidate. Apparently people are uncomfortable because Obama is too skinny. "He ain't like me! He ain't like me!", the public worries.

One enlightened voter lays out the case:

"I won't vote for any beanpole guy," another Clinton supporter wrote last week on a Yahoo politics message board.

Why am I not surprised this quote comes from on an internet message board rather than a jogger in the park, or someone standing under the own power? If I were Obama, I wouldn't worry about this guy and his demographic. Maury Povich can't show up at all of their houses with a forklift to hoist them to the polls on election day.

Actually, I think we have a photo of the guy who posted that comment as he posted it.



This article is so rich with hilarious goodness that there will be at least 2 more posts on it to come (hint: they mention Taft). Thank you WSJ, for assuring us what the voters want: "Yeah, I agree with his values and qualifications... but who would win in a fight?"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it me or is does that keyboard appear unusually long? I think you've tampered with this photo to make that gentleman appear wider, you sons of a bitch

The Washington Pugilist said...

Apologies. Here is the original, unaltered photo:

http://bc.fotosearch.com/bigcomps/ESP/ESP008/2055-200118-01.jpg