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August 16, 2011

Yet Another State Fair Attending Candidate Who Needs to Be Put On a Toddler Leash



Hurts HURTS! Make it STOP!

It would seem to be the case that the person or persons unknown who are picking up a paycheck for advising Republican candidates about daily life on the Planet Earth in 2011 have neglected to inform them that there are now cameras everywhere taking pictures all the time.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 16, 2011 9:55 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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There is nothing to be done about it except a hearty "screw you" to those who find it titillating.

Posted by: chuck at August 16, 2011 10:20 AM

Seriously? You think the problem is with the CANDIDATES here? You think these kind of pictures were previously unavailable with dozens of reporters following them everywhere? Really?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 16, 2011 11:35 AM

I don't often agree with Barney Frank, but this time he's right: leave it to a professional.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at August 16, 2011 11:40 AM

Boy howdy. Two indisputable Kodak moments.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at August 16, 2011 11:51 AM

Eh, whatever. On the other side of the page, Obama's standing in front of his bus and sieg-heiling with the best of them. If this sort of giggle-journalism really has an effect on election outcomes, then the American people are too far gone for any politician to save the country.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at August 16, 2011 3:39 PM

If we're down to this level of WOW, did you see... we're in the zone of dealing with those living with just brain stems.

Posted by: Peccable at August 16, 2011 3:52 PM

Peccable, If?

Does anyone think Obama voters made only one mistake? They don't even accept blame for voting for the guy. They blame HIM for not delivering Unicorns and socialized everything, plus infinite pain for the wealthy. Yeah, HE'S the problem.

Next time you are in your car and you notice how crappy the people around you are driving, know this, they do most things that carelessly. And if you don't notice how crappy people around you are driving, hang up the phone and concentrate for a few minutes. It could save your life.

Posted by: Scott M at August 17, 2011 2:02 AM

Commentaries on pictures of politicians is a sport. I do not believe people would vote for a politician or not, based on pictures, unless one was caught in an uncompromising position. A good or bad picture never was the decisive factor in getting my vote.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at August 17, 2011 3:20 AM

Rephrase: A good or bad picture of a politician was never a factor in getting my vote.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas at August 17, 2011 3:23 AM

Get the truth from Dr. Mabuse. I can relate. Someone claiming to be conservative once said he was partial to Palin but couldn't vote for her unless she stopped "talking like a hick."

"You, my friend," thought yours truly immediately thereafter, "you DESERVE the teleprompter-reading socialist you have in the White House right now."

Posted by: Fearless Ferenc at August 17, 2011 12:28 PM

Politicians should be forbidden from eating corn dogs in public. There's absolutely no way to look good eating one.

Posted by: ahem at August 17, 2011 1:04 PM

It's a sad commentary on the power of those who select what visuals get disseminated.

We get what we collectively deserve which is not a good kind of karma either as we should get what we individually have coming to us. Group justice isn't.

Posted by: Guaman at August 17, 2011 1:53 PM

Eating a corn dog (or a Dixie Dog, which beats a mere corn dog all to thunder) is a hell of a better photo than crawling through a porthole in a blue bunny suit.

Posted by: Deborah at August 17, 2011 2:52 PM

And thousands of childish bloggers who think everything is a penis reference....

Posted by: Awwwwwwwww at August 21, 2011 9:12 AM

Are you sure that's a corndog!?

Posted by: torquepilot at August 21, 2011 11:39 AM

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