Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Much like farmers, scandals don't stop for federal holidays.

Over the weekend, media outlets buzzed with a surprise statement from the McCain campaign that running mate Sarah Palin's unmarried, 17-year-old daughter is named Bristol. The scandal followed on the heels of the tragic reports that although it was initially believed that Palin's newborn son had been born with Down's Syndrome, later reports indicated that people had simply assumed the child was handicapped based his name, Trig. In its statement, the McCain campaign asked the media to respect the privacy of Palin's other children -- Track, Gymbag, and Litterbox.

But it wasn't just the Republicans who titillated scandalmongers over the weekend. Hearts around the country (or possibly just my neighborhood listserve) went out to Elizabeth Edwards, who evidently was cheated on not only by her husband, but also by DC Councilman Vincent Gray. According to a little-known and less-often read DC blog, "as all of America knows, Senator John Edwards cheated on his wife while she was battling cancer and so did DC City Council Chairman Vincent Gray."

In unrelated news, the nation continued its mockery of its capital's residents, who can't seem to figure out the wily ways of grammar.


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