Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rosetta for Brits

I guess all the American reporters are exhausted from covering McCain's bullshit, so CNN has brought in the reserves from the UK. My evidence:

... a haulage company car park.
On this side of the pond, we call what you're talking about a trucking company parking lot. At least, I think that's what the reporter meant. (Two peoples separated by a common language...) Haulage? Is that even a word, not a creative back-formation? (Yes, says Merriam-Webster.)

This does resolve one long-standing puzzle. All those times I've criticized editing at CNN? Sorry, they don't do editing.

I will say this for the fresh perspective of Simon Hooper: He managed to find a person-in-the-street quote for every single one of McCain's favorite bullshit spin points, and they show that McCain's supporters can't be bothered with facts.

As for the main topic, whether McCain's going to keep fighting or concede the weekend before the election, please. He could sleep through the remaining two days at this point, or he could go moose-hunting with Sarah Palin, but he is going to cross the finish line. Staggering, true, but there was never any doubt that he would play out the string.

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