While we’re all waiting around to see what happens in the Massachusetts Senate race, here’s a couple of diversions to occupy your mind.
— Did you hear about the Bridge gals who zinged Sen. Harry Reid? As it is told to me, Reid attended the memorial service for Ed Von Tobel at Canyon Gate Country Club a few weeks back. On his way in, he stopped by a room full of women playing Bridge to say "hello", which is for the Reid campaign about what passes these days for connecting with the people. He offered a few standard campaign lines which amounted to asking "how am I doing?" to which one lady looked up over her cards and said "Three no-bids, senator. Three no-bids."
In Bridge lingo, three no-bids means you have no suit. Reid didn’t get the insult and eventually shuffled off to the funeral. The Bridge players, meanwhile, looked at each other and smiled … which for the Ladies Bridge Club at Canyon Gate Country Club is the equivalent of a chest-bump.
— Martha Coakley can’t buy a break. On the eve of the election, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) called Ms. Coakley "Marcia". Repeatedly. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
— And finally, enjoy these two videos. The first called "Surprised Kitty" is one of those viral videos that you can’t get out of your head. The second is a campy television ad for New Zealand Air that’s causing a stir with humor deprived liberal Americans.
Enjoy. We’ll know the outcome in Massachusetts soon and remember that while it is true that Republicans win no matter who wins; American taxpayers win if Democrats are denied their 60th rubber-stamp vote for health care "reform" in the Senate.