DURST: Election Campaign Follies

Things You Can Count On To Happen Sometime During An Election Campaign.- Inevitably, in a fit of pique, one candidate will call his opponent a scum sucking sheep rapist with the morals of a hyena with one leg caught in a trap and later when he is forced to drop out he will still be able, with a straight face, to wholeheartedly throw his support behind the very same candidate.-A campaign manager will get caught redhanded leaking horrible information about the competition. When exposed he will be loudly sacked, only later to be rehired with all the fanfare of a Klan meeting.-At some time a staffer will let it slip he thinks Hitler was misunderstood. Not Hitler himself, but his motives. Only in the Pat Buchanan campaign will it turn out to actually be the candidate.-It is only the first, second, third and subsequent times you hear the phrase "Its not about the money," before you can be absolutely positively sure its all about the money.-It will be constantly denied and continuously concealed but the overriding subtext to everything that goes on is the difference between a bribe and a campaign contribution is nothing more than five syllables.Will Durst would be out of a job if these people were ever straight with us.

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