Wednesday, June 06, 2007

New Top Ten

On Sunday, the Dem presidential candidates had their second debate, and pretty much out-of-nowhere decided to break the long-standing tradition of boring-ass Democratic debates. The highlight was undoubtedly Barack Obama’s response to John Edwards’ attack on his leadership on Iraq. Replied Obama to Edwards (who voted to authorize the war in Iraq), “You are about four and a half years late on leadership on this issue." Ouch.

Now Barbecue & Politics asks, what were the…

Top Ten other times John Edwards has been four and half years too late

10. 1991: Edwards learns to “Walk like an Egyptian,” long after the Bangles have faded into obscurity

9. 1953: Edwards born in Seneca, SC after unprecedented five-year pregnancy

8. 1987: Edwards calls for Royals slugger George Brett to use less pine tar on bat

7. 1990-present: still occasionally makes “Macaulay Culkin face” when reporter catches him off guard

6. 1989: Edwards contracts the last known case of “Pac Man Fever”

5. 1496: Edwards sails the ocean blue

4. 2007: FEC disclosures show Edwards spent $400 in campaign funds for hairstylist to give him “The Rachel”

3. 1986: realizes Coke actually is it

2. 1974: upon wine request, Edwards informed, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969”

1. 2011: During 2012 presidential bid, calls for downgrade of Pluto to “dwarf planet”

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