Friday, September 05, 2008

America's Most Astute Pundit: Dave Barry

Humorist Dave Barry has one of the best observations I've heard from any political analyst in quite some time:
The Republicans are also feeling good about their message, which is that Washington is bad and whoever is in charge there needs to be run out of town on a rail. Interestingly, this is also the Democrats' message. We are now in our fourth consecutive decade in which both of our major political parties are just totally FED UP with Washington. I frankly don't see how Washington can survive this onslaught much longer.

The entire convention series is comedy gold. I had thought Barry had retired... guess not, though. I didn't see how a still-talented comedian could possibly ignore this election, anyhow.


Matthew B. Novak said...

I think his "retirement" consists of him writing whenever the heck he feels like it, and the Miami Herald paying him whatever he feels like. Good work if you can get it.

Mike said...

Yeah, pretty much. Other than convention coverage, I'm pretty sure the only thing he's written in the last few years have been his usual "year in review" columns. Which are likewise hilarious.

Ben said...

Dave Barry. My hero and the source of all my attempts at humor.

Jeff and Mike owe the name of their band to my attempts to emulate Dave Barry's long-running "X would be a good name for a rock band" joke.

Speaking of which, I'm calling for an Unexpectedly Sober reunion at Vanderbilt's Class of 2003 reunion! Jeff, PLEASE come to the reunion!