I'm sure you're all familiar with the old nursery rhyme "Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me." This simple children's poesy came to mind as I was reading one of the 400-plus news reports of the David Schuster v Chelsea Clinton kafuffle. (As of this writing, a search of the words Schuster +Chelsea +pimp generated almost 14,000 hits!) As an unabashed political junkie with a high tolerance for politicians and other political junkies makin' mountains outta molehills, I have no qualms with the overblown coverage of this rather silly story. After all, it is an election year, right? But then I came across another news item about a politician out and about campaigning for his shot at joining the ruling class. But in this particular instance he apparently said something that some of his potential constituents really didn't like. And I do mean "REALLY"!
After you've read the story of how those potential constituents reacted to this politician's words you might want to save it to your "Strange but true political stories" file. That way, the next time someone, of whatever political bent, friend or foe, whines about a politician, pundit or talking head like David Schuster playing too rough with mere words you can email it to 'em.