The Queen and I talk politics:
Me: Uhn, I can’t believe we hafta go through six more months of this presidential comapign.
The Queen: I know. The TV ads are terrible.
M: Are they? I haven’t seen them.
Q: Yeah, they’re awful. Every one ends with “I’m blah-blah-blah, and I approved this ad.” It’s so stupid.
M: I think they have to say that. It’s the law.
Q: It is?
M: Yeah, it’s part of that campaign finance thingie.
Q: Oh. I thought it was just, you know, one-upmanship. Like, “I approved this ad!” “Oh yeah?! Well I approved this ad!!”
M: Hah! Well anyway, I guess Kerry has some new ads out today. Apparently they are pretty good.
Q: I hope so. Because so far all the commercials have been [ridiculously dramatic voice] “John Kerry … voted … to take body armor … from soldiers!” and [ridiculously pompous voice] “I fought in a war while George Bush was fartin’ around.”
Leave it to The Queen to distill things to their essence.
For the record, I will enthusiastically endorse any candidate that uses the phrase “fartin’ around” in a political ad.