| I was hoping someone else would bring this up; I'm clueless when it comes to writing a "diary" of my own (formatting? tags? I'm 'puter-illiterate), on top of which it's just a wee nugget, not a whole gold-field. But none seem to have picked up on it, and I think it's interesting at least, if not actually important.
A month or so ago, a local friend and I were talking about the forthcoming primaries. Both of us are "Deedsies" and we were both worried about his chances, given that he's had a slow fundraising start, tied as he was to the legislature protocol and cycle. She's a bit moonstruck on the Clintons, so she said she hoped the Big Dog would come down here and stump for Deeds.
I had to laugh; "if Willie Wanker comes out shilling for anyone, before the primaries, it will be for McAuliffe" I said. "The best we can hope for is that he sits tight until after the primaries and stumps for the nominee". She thought I was out of my mind. She thought that, having grown up in a different country, I didn't have a real "feel" for American politics.
Well... It looks like my old "cynic-o-meter" is still fully functional, for all it had been forged, of inferiour materials, in commie Poland, many, many years ago. Here comes the Big Dog, throwing his weight for his buddy: