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Tempting the wrath...

“Don’t underestimate the capacity of Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Don’t underestimate our ability to screw it up.”  -- Barack Obama, Thursday, October 16, 2008

You must read this article from Politico columnist Roger Simon, because it is hilarious (also very true):
 
 
"Obama has a money problem. And you know what it is? He might run out of time to spend all the money he has! Election Day might come and go before Obama can spend the $5 million a day he is now raising. (If this does happen, I suggest he borrow a page from Oprah and buy everyone in America a Pontiac. Just as a gesture.)"

This part is funny, too:
"And rumors are now flying that McCain has proof that when Obama was in the second grade he once ate paste."
 
You know what this reminded me of, right? 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
From "Election Night," episode 4.07:


LARRY
The teachers have 500 red and blue Bartlet-Hoynes banners. That, plus 600
from building trades.

SAM
No.

LARRY
I'm sorry?

SAM
No.

LARRY
Why?

SAM
The partisanship's over. We elected a President. This is for everybody.
No banners tonight; the American flag.

C.J.
Okay, but we're using the seal and I'll put Senate and House leadership
up there.

SAM
No balloons, no confetti.

C.J.
Why?

SAM
It's not a party.

C.J.
It is a party.

SAM
Yeah, but we won. We don't have to pander.

TOBY
Please don't say that.

C.J.
On your birthday, don't we pander to you?

SAM
Not as much as I'd like.

TOBY
I'm not kidding.

C.J.
What are you babbling about?

TOBY
We haven't won anything yet.

C.J.
The speech is done.

TOBY
Two speeches are done.

C.J.
What's the second?

TOBY
I've got a speech if he wins, I've got a speech if he doesn't.

SAM
You wrote a concession?

TOBY
Of course I wrote a concession. You want to tempt the wrath of the whatever
from high atop the thing?

SAM
No.

TOBY
Then go outside, turn around three times and spit. What the hell's the matter
with you?

SAM
It's like 25 degrees outside.

TOBY
Go.

JOSH
Hello.

C.J.
[in foreign accent] Oh, Mr. Lyman. I see your picture in the magazine. Tell
me, if I swallow my ballot, does it still...?

JOSH
A little election day humor-- that's great.

SAM
He wrote a concession speech.

JOSH
Of course he wrote a concession speech. Why wouldn't he? What possible reason
would he have for not writing a concession speech?

SAM
The wrath from high atop the thing.

TOBY
He upped and said we were gonna...

JOSH
No, you got to go outside, turn around three times and curse.

TOBY
Spit.

JOSH
Spit and curse.

TOBY
Do everything. Go!

JOSH
Go!

TOBY
Go!

JOSH
Go!

TOBY
Go!

JOSH
These things have a half-life. You just can't..
.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And later...

C.J.
Did you...?

SAM
Yes, I turned, I cursed, I spat, it froze.

C.J.
Can't be too careful.

SAM
I think you can.
 

Many thanks to West Wing Transcripts for the quotes!
Tags: obama, politics, west wing
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