Ever since Ellie May Wasillabilly danced around the issue of whether she ever reads anything outside of housewife porn and the bible she’s been making a special effort to prove that she does too read important stuff. First she pointed out that she reads ""The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and The Economist."

I wasn’t aware that the Economist carried Marmaduke. Live and learn.

Then she proved that she reads the New York Times by mentioning that they wrote something about that colored fella who is running against McMaverick:

“There is a lot of interest, I guess, in what I read and what I’ve read lately. Well, I was reading my copy of today’s New York Times and I was interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago."

Please note the possesive "my copy of today’s New York Times". Subtle.

Now, in an overt attempt to grab the soccer mom vote, she turns to their favorite source of information:

"I was readin’ on my Starbucks mocha cup, okay? The quote of the day? You’ll never believe what the quote was. It was Madeline Albright, the former Secretary of State and UN Ambassador, and Madeline has to say as her quote of the day for Starbucks, now she said it and I didn’t, she said, "There’s a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women."

Given her new found appreciation for the written word I, for one, look forward to her warming up the crowds with a few Bazooka Joe jokes.

Oh yah, he’s some kinda funny guy with one of his eyes all missin’, you betcha’…



Yeah. Like I would tell you....