The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Something About That Surname Reminds People of Heated Bread


It makes me, and a couple other football fans with long memories, chuckle when we hear a Democratic state senator calling New York governor David Paterson “toast,” because the first time I heard that nickname was in association with another man with the same name (give or take a t): cornerback Elvis Patterson, who earned the nickname because he was burned so frequently.

Interestingly, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D., S.C.) is saying that the White House effort to oust Paterson is “sophomoric.”

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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