The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Name That Candidate

See if you can figure out who this phony is:

Seeking our support in the primary he would win 11 days later, [CANDIDATE A] came to an interview with The State’s editorial board.

He was all ersatz-cracker bonhomie, beginning by swinging his salt-encrusted left snowboot onto the polished boardroom table, booming, “How do y’all like my boots?” He had not, it seemed, had time to change footwear since leaving New Hampshire.

The interview proceeded according to script, a lot of aw-shucking, smiling, showing of genuine concern, and warm expressions of determination to close the gap between the Two Americas. Then he left, and I didn’t think much more about it, until a week later.

On the 30th, [candidate B] came in to see us for the second time. Again, I was struck by how personable he was, so unlike his [...] image. I rode down on the elevator with him afterward, along with my administrative assistant and another staffer who was a real [B] fan (but, worse luck for [B], not a member of our board). I paused to watch him take his time to greet everyone in our foyer — treating each person who wanted to shake his hand as every bit as important as any editorial board member, if not more so. I remarked upon it.

“Isn’t he a nice man?” said our copy editor (the fan). I agreed. Then came the revelation: “Unlike [CANDIDATE A],” observed the administrative assistant. What’s that? It seems that when she alone had met [CANDIDATE A] at the reception desk, she had been struck by the way he utterly ignored the folks in our customer service department and others who had hoped for a handshake or a word from the Great Man. He had saved all his amiability, all his professionally entertaining energy and talent, for the folks upstairs who would have a say in the paper’s endorsement.

Head on over here for the answer.



#1 Rooster 16-Aug-2007
My guess is "Nobody Gives a Crap". Am I right??

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 7 Aug 2007 at 16:05 EDT][/i]
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 16-Aug-2007
"I will [b]crush[/b] Rooster, like this!"[/center]

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 8 Aug 2007 at 09:30 EDT][/i]
#3 captainfish 16-Aug-2007
hahahahahahahaha. I could tell that about him when I first saw him running with the Dems for the 2000 election. Completely phony. A man who knows where the money is, how to get it, and doesn't care what it takes to get it cause he knows that if he smiles a little bigger, he can rake in a little more cash.

But then, all the dems and many republicans are like that. It is just the Dems are better at it.

[i][Ed.: Originally posted on 13 Aug 2007 at 21:10 EDT][/i]
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