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Oh The Pagentry of Democracy


I was just in a New Hampshire L.L. Bean with Wes Clark, who was shopping for a sweater to wear at this afternoon’s town-hall meeting. The beauty of the New Hampshire primary is that it creates ridiculous, but fun scenarios like this: eight reporters standing outside a dressing room straining to hear what Clark is saying with is brother-in-law as he tries on two or three sweaters. Clark seems already to have grown as a politician, with smiles, long, lingering handshakes, and fairly sincere small talk with everyone he meets, coupled with gentle ribbing of the reporters with him. Oh yeah, he’ll he bearing forest green today…


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