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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:57 PM

So, just where does one apply to be a "political pundit"?

I'm referring to the nearly-perpetual "guests" or "panel members" who comment on all things political, thereby enriching the national discourse with their insight and expertise.

I used to think myself unqualified for such a career, but I've recently come to realize that there ARE no qualifications! Virtually ANYONE can handle this gig and I understand that the pay is somewhat above minimum wage.

Ed Rendell?

Harold Ford?

Peggy Noonan?

Eric Ericson?

I, too can speak somewhat clearly, memorize talking points and buzzwords and, when necessary---or, just to mess with people---I can pull facts out of my ass.

Where do I sign?

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:00 PM

1. I suggest you take an extension course at Attention Whore University

It is clear to me that an actual degree makes one overqualified.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:49 PM

2. I offer up Sarah Palin as proof of your statement.

I hear that she graduated Magna Cum Laude from AWU.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:54 PM

3. just get buddy-buddy with some Very Important People & you're in. Unfortunately,

 

that's the hardest part of the job.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:18 AM

4. I'll vote for you to be the next MSNBC Star!!!! If you could get a gig on Fox News,

I would certainly vote for you to be the star!!!!! I'm sure you could educate some of those Fox ditto heads!!!!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:39 AM

5. You have to be a failed politician or lobbyist, born or marry into the right family, or write

 

so many Reich-wing books that the RNC gets tired of buying them up to make your sales look good.

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