Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tucker Bounds meet Gabriel Oak

LATEST INSIGHT from Tucker Bounds, McCain's campaign  spokesman, who argues that the GOP ticket is not creating anger and explosive  rants from McCain's audience.  Rather, says Mr. Bounds, it is prompted by the public's frustration over Obama's certain plan to raise taxes. Glad he settled that one bit of confusion in the race.  But I like Tucker Bounds.  The name reminds me of some  character in a Thomas Hardy novel.  It will forever occupy an honored place in my library alongside Diggory Venn (Return of the Native)  and Gabriel Oak (Far from the Madding Crowd).  And to think that in my old college lit class I never would have allowed that either of those fellows would ever have much of a future in the modern world.  They now owe it all to Tucker Bounds, whoever he really is.    

1 comment:

Mencken said...

McCain looks and sounds more and more like a tired, frustrated Willie Loman.

"I've got to get some seeds. I've got to get some seeds, right away. Nothing's planted. I don't have a thing in the ground".