Saturday, March 1, 2008

Political crushes

Today's New York Times has a piece about Clinton's allegations of favoritism by the press toward Obama. There is a trendy new term for this, and reporters may be affected too. It's called a "political crush".

In the student-journalism piece that Polprint cited yesterday, the author states that many of his students have "political crushes" on Obama. An acquaintance in Texas recently confessed to Polprint, "I have the hugest political crush on Obama. I've never had one of those before!" Poor John McCain may be rather behind in this department. However, the good news for him is that crushes are, generally speaking, ephemeral.

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