Every once in a while, an email floats in that you'd like to share with the whole nation. It doesn't happen often, but it did happen again yesterday. The Twainian email was in the form of a hopeful donation note from former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, who is now running in the newly-created 9th District there.
The letter is sharp, clear, and darkly humorous, filled with heady satire and parody. It is also filled with lots and lots of heart. There is much humor and truth here, and is of the kind you may have thought not made anymore.
As you read, be prepared to grimace some -- you know, where your face starts to smile through the insistent, persistent frown etched there by the times. Prepare to hear yourself laugh out loud, knowingly.
One of my opponents has a new ad, claiming that I will shut down all children's lemonade stands. Seriously.
He says that I won't be acting alone, of course. I will do it in concert with my "progressive cronies" -- the actual term in the ad. Presumably in return for corporate PAC contributions from Big Lemon.
My opponent also claims that my "progressive cronies" and I will make gasoline so expensive (specifically, $10 a gallon) that people will "stop traveling to Florida" -- again, an actual quote from his ad. So Disney World will have to change its name to Ghost Town, I guess.