Saturday, January 05, 2008

Dear Miss Manners:

"Clinton Slams Iowa; Praises New Hampshire's "Independence" [h/t Drudge]

Dear Miss Manners,

I've been thinking about writing to you for a while. I'm afraid I can't put it off any longer.

I have this friend who just- just- well, she just doesn't seem to get it.

For example, a couple of nights ago she was at this big party. There were a lot of available partners there, you know? And she, well, she wasn't exactly the belle of the ball.

[sigh]

Well,the upshot of it all was, not only did she not send a thank-you note, but she's been badmouthing the host ever since.

"Iowa does not have the best track record in determining who the parties nominate. Everybody knows that," she told reporters after a brief photo-op at a cafe here."

Ouch.

Then it got worse.

Like a lot of parties this one was held at night. But believe it or not she even found a way to insult that. The very next place she went she announced:

"This is a new day. This is a new state. This is a primary election where, you know, you're not disenfranchised if you work at night. You know, you actually can come out and vote...So this is going to be a much more representative electorate, because we've got people who are going to be able to express their opinion in the way that we run elections in America and I welcome that."

Canyou believe that? I tried to tell her word will get around and sooner or later she'll find herself nowhere near anyone's A-list, but she just wouldn't listen.

She's going to another big party next week. I'm scared to death she'll really make a fool of herself this time. What should I do?

Sincerely,
Mortified in Minnesota

2 comments:

Ray from MN said...

Dear Mortified:

Mr. M. thinks that you should tell your dear friend that parties aren't always fun and that she should take four years off from parties.

Reliable bloggers have informed Mr. M. that your friend might be invited to a Swift Boat Party, and that she really won't be happy at that event.

Joke said...

Is this just me, or is this the Howard Dean Yell as translated by Emily's List?

-J.