img_0678.JPG"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." — Hunter S. Thompson

Last night my cell phone buzzed with incoming text messages. Well really, it was more like a novel — written from New Hampshire, regaling me with tales of Joe Klein’s emotional dyspepsia and Tucker Carlson’s Nantucket red trousers. "Wish you were here," said Ed Anderson, a fellow veteran of the Lamont race who gets profiled in today’s New Haven Independent.

Ed’s antics totally sucked in Christopher Hitchens Mark G. of HitchensWatch at a McCain rally:

I just took this photo in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. McCain is speaking there now and all the big shot media bozos are on the scene. I thought this sign above was a joke when I first saw it. As I congratulated the man on his wit, he informed me that he was actually serious. I nearly fell over from shock at this but rallied and nervously asked him why he would encourage such a thing. The following exchange ensued:

"Because they attacked us, man."


"On 9-11, man."

"What are you talking about? Arabs attacked us."

"Are you sure about that?"

Ed, along with CTKeith, was the artist behind the infamous Bush/Lieberman "Kiss" button, and has a knack for getting himself in the press. At Yearly Kos I, he made headlines for confronting Mark Warner on his $50,000 party tab. "We don’t want to join the consultant class," he told Warner.

And Yearly Kos II also earned him notice for handing out "Bush – Clinton – Bush – Clinton" buttons with a sad yellow smiley face at the door to the presidential debate.

Edward, you’re turning into our very own Dick Tuck.

(The title of the post was changed — the New Haven Independent link erroneously went to Hitchens Watch, not Hitchens)

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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