Monday, January 30, 2012

Romney Can't Quote Bean Bag

Romney is an awful campaigner.--SS

Romney Can't Quote Bean Bag: Dan Amira notes Mitt Romney has spent much of the presidential campaign butchering one of the great political phrases of all time: "Politics ain't bean bag."

"As far as we can tell, Romney has not accurately recited the aphorism a single time during this entire campaign. Nitpicking? Sure. Romney is usually only off by one letter. Still, 'politics ain't bean bag' has been repeated for over 115 years now. It's four words long. It shouldn't be too difficult to master."

It was first uttered by Mr. Dooley, an Irish-American character created by writer Finley Peter Dunne in an 1895 newspaper column. The full quote: “Sure, politics ain’t bean-bag. ‘Tis a man’s game, an’ women, childer, cripples an’ prohybitionists ‘d do well to keep out iv it.”

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