Thursday, October 08, 2009
I used to be a fan of Joel Stein when he wrote for Entertainment Weekly seven or eight years ago. His snarky columns were a perfect fit for their pages.

So of course they canned him.

Years later he moved to the more prestigious Time, an odd fit in my mind. "Don't get used to this," I thought.

Soon he was writing their back page column, and has been there for years.

Anyway, in his latest piece, "The Tough-Love Dictator of My Dreams", he makes an odd reference to Maine. Is it an insult? Does it even make sense?

"Obama is worried about seducing Olympia Snowe so he can say his health bill is bipartisan. Do you know how long it takes to charm people from Maine? They're uptight white people coated with a hard exterior made from other uptight white people."

I don't get it. Does that make any sense to you? Is my hard exterior made from uptight white people blocking my funny bone? Is it acting as some type of comedy interference?
posted by Josh at 6:53 AM |