Thursday, July 03, 2014

Political Pop Quiz

Gail Collins, NYT

Happy holiday weekend! Relax. Contemplate the fact that we’ve hit the midway point in 2014, and that Barack Obama still has two and a half years to go in his presidency. Barack Obama probably can’t believe it, either. While you’re resting, see how well you can do on this Halfway Through the Year Political Quiz: JULY 2, 2014

1. Chris Christie has spent the last several months wrestling with Bridgegate. One of the key players in the fiasco, David Wildstein, went to high school with the governor. Christie stressed that although they had known each other as teenagers…
A) “We had a different lunch period.”
B) “We didn’t travel in the same circles in high school. You know, I was the class president and athlete.”
C) “He did not sign my yearbook ‘Remember all the fun we had in detention hall.’”
D) “The story about us getting suspended for stealing traffic cones is greatly exaggerated.”
2. Representative Paul Ryan gave a speech about the National School Lunch Program in which he said:
A) “I am a real big fan of those lentil salads.”
B) “I propose we shut down the government until they bring back white bread.”
C) “Every time I see a fish stick it reminds me of the happy days I’ve spent noodling. Do you know about noodling? You stick your fist down a catfish’s throat and pull him out of the water.”
D) “What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul.”
(More here.)

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