Jimmy Breslin

I don’t know what to think about this guy. Sometimes he seems incoherent, sometimes he seems brilliant. He’s definitely a pleasant kick in the pants. From the Reuters story about his retiring:

He won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1986, when he told an interviewer: “I still pursue the art of climbing flights of stairs. Go to the scene. Go ring the doorbell and ask the guy. Nobody does that.”

Not enough, at least. People are too busy trying to do the stories everyone else is doing instead of actually climbing the stairs and getting the story.
I also think he has the right idea about watching the results roll in:

So I go to bed with total confidence. … And I leave today as the only one in America who from the start was sure John Kerry would win by a wide margin.

Dan Rather

Dan Rather just said “This presidential race is hotter than the devil’s anvil.” I know what I’m going to be doing tonight: taking down Dan Ratherisms.

Update: CBS sucks too much to actually watch it. We’re flipping channels. Honestly, I might just go to bed. My knowing the outcome isn’t going to affect the election.