My mailbox recently revealed that the U.S. presidential election has finally arrived — or at least my Vote By Mail ballot had. The sight of its companion, a thick gray Official Voter Information Guide, made me cringe. Oh, joy. Homework ahead.
Yet, who needs to bother with studying the facts when one has television to tell you what is so? For example:
“Apparently a large branch of (candidate) Mitt Romney’s family lives in Mexico … His grandfather in the late 1800s moved his whole family to Mexico … Mitt can use that to show that he’s tough on immigration. His family kicked themselves out of the country,” joked late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
“A man in Florida has been arrested for wearing a President Obama mask while robbing a McDonald’s. To show you how good this guy’s disguise was, instead of a holdup note he was reading from a teleprompter,” said host Jay Leno...