Sunday, August 3, 2003


Nipping at the heels of those making the news

Ohio the nation's political laughingstock? Maybe not. All we've got is TV sleazemeister Jerry Springer dangling his possible Senate candidacy. California could have the Terminator and the Hustler vying for the governor's seat.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll announce Wednesday night if he'll be a candidate in the Oct. 7 recall election of Gov. Gray Davis. So is the Running Man running? Aides say he's leaning - against. Maybe his campaign should be billed as a sequel. Terminator 4: Rise of the Republicans, anyone?

Meanwhile, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt may toss his grimy hat in the ring. His slogan: "I don't think anyone here will have a problem with a smut peddler as governor." Yecch. Used to be "a chicken in every pot" sufficed.

Who needs Brie?

It was France, which America helped save during World War II, that sat on its hands and did not support American intervention in Iraq. Fine, said America, which, while taking care of business in Iraq apparently pinchedthe French where it hurts - in the wallet. The Wall Street Journal last week noted that the French tourist ministry said during the first five months of the year, tourism from America declined 30 percent.

C'est la vie.

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