Earlier today, Dana Milbank held a Washington Sketch chat where he covered such topics as, well, we can’t even begin to explain. Some excerpts:
- And now for something completely different: Seriously, that picture of Keith Richards on the front page of washingtonpost.com is possibly the scariest thing I’ve seen since I first saw KISS without their makeup on.
That is what we call an amoral hazard.
Miami: What type of shotgun do you recommend?
In addition to suggesting the money-in-the-mattress routine, I also recommended in today’s Sketch that readers purchase shotguns to defend themselves against the anarchy. My father-in-law works for Mossberg, so I recommend that brand. I plan on buying several and installing a gun turret on the roof of my house as soon as the Supreme Court overturns the D.C. gun ban.
Nativeofpennsylvan, IA: Dana: Sorry about the phony town — it’s a bad habit I picked up on Weingarten’s chat, where lots of people do it. So Obama admits on “Hardball” that he really hasn’t kicked the nicotine habit. To those of us who tried to quit many time before succeeding, no big deal. Except that Jake Tapper wonders why his campaign lied when he asked them directly. Big deal, little deal?
Dana Milbank: I’m afraid this is three strikes against Obama:
First he bowls a 37 — with that dainty, girlish delivery.
Then he tells off an autograph seeker.
And now he’s fibbing about nicotine addiction?
Any one of these could doom him. Recall, if you will, that John Kerry’s campaign was doomed when it was learned that he wore Turnbull & Asser shirts and kept his fingernails long so that he could better play the classical guitar.
Washington: Dana, I am a huge fan — thanks for capturing the absurdity and sillyness of a town that takes itself far too seriously. You are a breath of fresh air, and without question the most valuable asset at The Post. Have you ever considered syndication?
Dana Milbank: Thanks, mom. I hadn’t considered syndication. Are there any newspapers left?