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Abbott & Costello in the 2008 Election

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 3:00 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

NK nails this election with his take-off on the classic Abbott & Costello “Who’s on First?” routine:

“A. Ok, here’s the lineup. Who is left, What is moderate, I Don’t Know is right.”

You’ll have to click this link to read the rest.


9 Responses to “Abbott & Costello in the 2008 Election”

  1. Thank you for the link, DRJ.

    Gentle Patterico readers, your comments are much more likely to be read here, or at Beldar’s whom I link in my post, so if you want to continue the joke such as

    Q. Who votes to cut off funding for the Iraq war?
    A. Everytime.

    … a wink is as good as a nod.

    nk (1f1707)

  2. As you know, I think the best humor is the kind where it’s almost true and that’s one reason “Who’s on First?” is so humorous. Your riff on that classic is funny for the same reason. The only thing I’d add is that, in this election, we may end up rooting for None of the Above.

    DRJ (a431ca)

  3. Looks like the shift is on, I Don’t Know is over edging into Left, while Who and What are looking for flying fouls.

    Al (b624ac)

  4. Don’t tell anybody, but I voted for Nader in 2000. Bush and Gore were talking about “What Would Jesus Do” so much that I figured that they were both about to sell all their property, give the money to the poor, and follow Christ, so I might as well vote for the guy who wanted to be President.

    nk (1f1707)


    krazy kagu (b9bec6)

  6. And way out in right field is Chuck Baldwin.

    kishnevi (2dbd61)

  7. NK,

    It’s amusing to hear that you were worried Bush and Gore would give away the farm. Aren’t you the one who encouraged us all to give what we can to panhandlers?

    DRJ (a431ca)

  8. DRJ, the spam filter doesn’t like me.

    Here, unlinked, is my contribution:
    “And coming out of right field is Chuck Baldwin.”

    The link would have saved you from having to figure out via google that Chuck Baldwin is the guy who beat Alan Keyes for the nomination of the Constitution Party.

    [EDIT: I found it. It’s now comment #6. FWIW, the filter hasn’t liked anyone this weekend. — DRJ]

    kishnevi (2dbd61)

  9. DRJ #6,

    No. I believed Bush and Gore would refuse the Oath of Office of the President and become mendicant monks. Well, ok, kind of, I’m mostly kidding. They annoyed me with their apostolicism. The way Barack I-Am-The-Way-And-The-Life Obama does now.

    Aren’t you the one who encouraged us all to give what we can to panhandlers?

    Again, no. I suggested that it is only a whimsy, a temporary interpersonal relationship, with no relation to storage of “treasure in heaven”.

    nk (1f1707)

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