smoogatz (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-22-08 09:58 PM
So, I'm in the elevator with one of the janitors, going up to my office
to do a little after-dinner paperwork, and he says--out of the blue--"So, the media's making a big stink about Sarah Palin spending $150,000 on clothes. Who cares? They don't say anything about what the guys spend." "What about John Edwards' $400 haircut?" I said. He thought about that for a second. "You're right," he said. "I forgot about that." Then he thought some more and said, "And then you got Obama outspending McCain, like, eight to one." "Average donation to Obama's about eighty bucks," I said. "Plus, McCain co-wrote the current campaign finance legislation. Now that he's losing he says it's unfair?" The guy's eyes kind of got big, but he didn't say anything. We got to my floor and the doors opened. "Have a nice night," I said. The janitor held the door for a second after I got out and looked like he was trying to think of a snappy comeback. "You, too," he said, finally. And the whole time I'm thinking, Dude, if I made what you make, if I cleaned freaking toilets for a living, I'd be TWICE as pissed at the Republicans as I already am, and I sure as hell wouldn't be trotting out their lame-ass talking points in elevators. You can't reach everybody, I guess.