1. Getting ready for the run-up to the campaign tactics employed by less-than-aware candidates? It is usually a slap-stick goof that evokes a chuckle. Gail Collins has a few examples for you:
2. A break from the action. Dick Cavett. Always a good story:
If we bred people with half the sense we breed dogs, there wouldn't be no Republican Party to put up with. No lawyers, either.
-- Joly Vernon (from Joe Bageant's Rainbow Pie)