Joe Curl Begins Day Late, Smelling Like Smoke

From today’s pool report:

    Practically news: Two questions the president did not answer this morning after he gave a statement to your pool: “Do you think you’re a factor in the outcome today?” and “Did you vote straight ticket?”

    Of course, your pooler almost didn’t hear this, having barely (barely) made the 4:50 a.m. call (way late). But boy, was getting up before dawn worth it. After caravaning in the darkest dark to the gates of the Prairie Chapel Ranch, where we were swept so thoroughly that we all smoked a cigarette afterward, we sat. We also sat some more. And then, there was the sitting.