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.