Saturday, November 01, 2008

Highlights and Lowlights

First, it was Joe the plumber -- well, no, he wasn't first, but he is the most recent. Now, it is Zeituni the aunt, who joins the ranks of non-political people who find themselves in an unwanted national spotlight for no real reason other than political manipulation and journalistic voyeurism.

David Broder calls this the best campaign that he has ever covered -- going back to 1960. Certainly, there have been compelling story lines and exciting stories. However, the tawdry manipulations of political hacks and their media allies who find this kind of invasiveness acceptable has been the lowlight.

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