From an excellent column by Ruth Marcus in today's Post. I saw Ruth on Saturday morning, and she said she was heading out to a McCain rally in Virginia, and I said, "Sucker," although in fact I was the sucker because we were at our school's chaotic fall fair, and she had found a way to lam it, and thus avoid the inevitable Excedrin headache. And then she stumbles upon this gem of a human:

"I make over $250,000 a year, between my wife and I," Thomas Jacoby, a 62-year-old contractor, tells me in Woodbridge. "I don't want to share it with anybody."


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