Aunt Verlie recently told me that she no longer watches the nightly news and she doesn’t even miss her longtime crush, Brian Williams.
“Between all the Ebola and all the lying politicians, I couldn’t take it anymore,” she said while perusing the “CBS Soaps” magazine I brought her, along with a Wendy’s Frosty. (Because she loves both of these things deeply, and if I stay in her good graces, I might inherit her tiny-spoons collection from all 50 states. This is the sort of thing that used to be considered tacky, but in the hands of the right Pottery Barn addict, becomes the height of mid-century kitsch.)
“I hear you, Aunt Verlie,” I said. “One’s a contagious, malicious plague and the other is Ebola.”
If you think the campaign ads have been more obnoxious and misleading than usual during this midterm election cycle, you’re right.