ying to throw in cheap jokes when I wander out of my depth, etc. But it's fun. And certainly preferable to seeing my crooked glasses and nervous laugh on the small screen....

Posted by: Matt Welch at August 10, 2003 06:02 PM

Oh, I was paying you a compliment. I thought you sounded like a well-rehearsed pro. Jeez, if it had been me, everyone would've been treated to my patented "uh"-style of speaking.

"So, Arnold...what's your take?"

"Uh..he's alright..."

Uncomfortable silence

"Do you think he has a good shot at winning?"

"Uh...yeah, sure. Why the *dump* not?"

I've got a voice made for print.

As for a two word description of that paragraph (you said Economist-style liberal on the radio, that's right), uh...I don't know. Usually my response to that question is "Bad Motherfucker," but you can't say that on the radio.

Posted by: Paul at August 11, 2003 04:28 AM

How about "Bad mothershut your mouth!"?

Posted by: Matt Welch at August 11, 2003 10:47 AM

Here's a sign of how wacky this race has gotten: They're asking us entertainment journos to make like political pundits. Being the media whore I am, I did a live shot for a BBC3 talk show this morning (8 p.m. there)... the Brit hosts couldn't stop giggling about the whole thing. (Before they had me on, they amused themselves by discussing how Arnie could blow away his opponents literally.) They were especially bowled over by Arnie's tax returns, asking if all the candidates were that wealthy.
All I know is, don't count out 100-year-old candidate Mathilda Spak. She was a business major at Northwestern. She lived through the Depression. And hell, the woman's an ambassador for the 99 Cents Only stores, so she *knows* how to cut spending. I'm sensing... here it comes... a SPAK ATTACK!

Posted by: Mike S. at August 11, 2003 06:36 PM

Matt: You mean a Shaftarian?

Posted by: Paul at August 12, 2003 03:42 AM
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