So, me an’ my buddy Jon-Boy was sittin’ on the back porch, cleanin’ our shotguns, talkin’ ‘bout the politics of the week.
“Them TV commentators seem like they’s more interested in Hillary wearin’ that there bright orange pantsuit at the Convention, than what she was speechifyin’ whilst she was wearin’ it,” I said.
“Hell,” said Jon-Boy, “I thought it looked real good on her. Always figured she shoulda been wearin’ orange ever since that Whitewater thang, anyhow.”
“Good thang Obama picked Biden fer Vice-President,” I says. “Oughta put paid to anybody believin’ that Obama really supports the Second Amendment like he said. Weren’t it Joe Biden that said, ‘Banning guns is an idea whose time has come?’”
“Yep, back around ’93,” says Jon-Boy. “Prob’ly plagiarized it off somebody, like he did the Neil Kinnock speech.”
I tried to look on the bright side. “McCain just named that there Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, for his Veep,” I says.
That brought a smile to Jon-Boy’s face. “Yup. NRA Life Member, too. She’s younger’n Obama, an’ it looks like she’s done a whole lot more for folks in her time than he has. Didn’t ride no husband’s coat-tails to get herself elected, neither. Them folks in Alaska is practical, self-sufficient, an’ independent-like. When they vote somebody into office, it really says somethin’.”
“Dang,” I says, “when it gets around to the debates, I bet the Vice-Presidential one’s gonna be more interestin’ than the Presidential.”
“Could be, Cooter,” says Jon-Boy. “Bet ya a box o’ shells that if the Veep debate gets aroun’ to gun control, Biden’s gonna trot out some tired ol’ quote from Sarah Brady.” He looked down his shiny clean shotgun barrel an’ added, “Wonder if he’ll remember to attribute the quote this time?”