Today’s funniest news item comes to us courtesy of the Washington Post. Here’s the headline:
As Scott Walker Mulls White House Bid, Questions Linger Over College Exit
MILWAUKEE — Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year.
In 1990, that news stunned [stunned!] his friends atMarquette University. Walker, the campus’s suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run for student body president — had left without graduating.
Gosh. I mean, you don’t say. This, you will have noticed, is the tone that newspapers reserve for Serious Revelations. The short sentences. Staccato. Ernest Hemingway meets Bob Woodward.
It’s the sort of prose that is wheeled out when an 18 ½ minute gapis discovered in the president’s secret tapes of his Oval Office conversations. This is serious, possums, pay attention!
But what did WaPo have for us? That Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and likely GOP presidential candidate, decided to leave college without graduating.
Wow. And they meant it to sting.
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