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I felt kind of bad for that SC kid, actually. I remember freezing into a kind of half catatonic, half gibbering state myself on stage once -- and that was last year.

I'd mentioned a campaign hit piece against a local candidate, Jamie Raskin, on my blog -- the claim was he wasn't a "real Democrat" because of some cases he'd worked on.

I'd kind of creatively defaced the mailing to turn the charge around, so that George Bush wasn't saying "Thanks Jamie!" but "Hooee! That [opponent] is better'n Karl Rove at slingin' MUD! Vote [opponent] I like her STYLE!" Then I emailed the Raskin campaign the post in a blatant bid for local blogging glory.

So when I went to a last big canvass for Jamie, he pulls me up on stage to repeat the joke.

And I swear, all I could remember of my own joke -- such as it was -- was "hooee." And I said that 3 times before Raskin realized I'd frozen up and said something like "well it was funny" or something and gently got me out of the headlights.

I remember that post. I didn't know that he pulled you on stage to explain a visual joke though. Ay yi yi.

I feel bad for Miss SC too (For all I know, "US Americans" is a polite way to differentiate from the rest of the people living on the various Americas and pretty soon we'll all be saying it.) but I thought that video was too funny to pass up. What I liked best was the particular way the character gathered herself under extreme stress.

QL produced another one of her parents in the audience, which is nearly as good.

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