Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

This weekend we have a prime example of Washington gossip that is about as gossipy as ex Sen. Rick Santorum‘s (R-Pa.) son robotically clapping behind him during his speech in Iowa. In other words, who cares? Of course the kid was clapping. What else would be do, stand there looking bored while his dad runs for president?

In the same vein, of course Iowa Straw Poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) gave country singer Randy Travis, who performed in her tent, a hug. Who cares, right? Well, apparently Politico CLICK does and felt the need to report on it and use this headline: Michele Bachmann gives Randy Travis a hug. At the very least, why not report on how close their lips and noses were in the photograph?

See here.