Durst: Republican Dropouts

So we had two dropouts in the Republican race for President, but maybe they should just think of themselves as downsized. In a switch guaranteed to receive the approval of the god of irony, you could say these millionaires were laid off by the American people. "Don't let the doorknob bump you in the butt." Both Dick Lugar and Lamar Alexander joined Charo and Kato Kaelin in the ranks of folks who are not destined to be President this time around, although Charo is probably permanently out of the running since she is foreign born and proof has yet to be offered that Mr. Kaelin is indeed in possession of a central nervous system. However, Mr. Reagan proved that is not a hard and fast qualification to become Chief Executive. Dick and Lamar will be able to do something Charo and Kato won't, which is to appear on Sunday morning public affairs programs and offer up their now learned advice. As the saying goes, those that can't do, teach, and those that can't teach get rotating expert commentator status on CNN. Better Judy Woodruf deal with them than us. Although I'd love to see Bernie Shaw interview Charo just once.

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