Um, wow. You know that Amy Chozick piece in the Wall Street Journal that asks whether Barack Obama might not be fat enough to be President?
Here’s the on-the-ground research that enabled Ms. Chozick to pose such a bold and allusive query:
Amy Chozick starts a thread:
Is Obama too skinny to be president?
15-Jul-08 06:04 pm
Does anyone out there think Barack Obama is too thin to be president? Anyone having a hard time relating to him and his “no excess body fat”? Please let me know. Thanks!
A reply is posted:
Re: Is Obama too skinny to be president?
15-Jul-08 10:21 pm
Yes I think He is to skinny to be President.Hillary has a potbelly and chuckybutt I’d of Voted for Her.I won’t vote for any beanpole guy.
Re: Is Obama too skinny to be president? 16-Jul-08 09:12 am
Love your response and your username (onlinebeerbellygirl). Would you mind shooting me an email so I can ask you a few more quesitons? My email is [redacted] Thanks so much!
The entire rest of the brief thread consists of people saying that the question is stupid, and/or making fun of Chozick.
…Actually, try this Google-cached copy, because Ms. Chozick seems to have deleted her messages from the thread literally as I was typing this.*
No More Mister Nice Blog also finds that Chozick was nipping text from a McCain press release.
* If and when the cache is updated and the comments disappear again, we’ve made a (sigh) screen-shot, as though this were some kind of flaky comment-altering Usenet dispute of the primordial 1994 variety. I mean, wow.
Update: No wait, I was wrong. Her comments are still there; they’ve just been marked with such low ratings that they’re now hidden in a troll hole unless you select a special viewing option. Avast ye.
[Hanx! J— and Lawnguylander]