Sunday, June 05, 2005

Did you hear the one about the Gov and his boys?

Dave Bakke exercised great restraint by not mentioning the governor until the 14th paragraph of his column on Mount Sterling's Testicle Festival. I'm sure he was chomping at the bit to get to it. But did he insult his readers somewhat by explaining the gov's comment and the context in which it was delivered? It certainly received a lot of play in the media and I can't imagine too many people who read Bakke's column were unfamiliar with the comment. For me, his explanation of the comment brought the column to a halt, sort of like when a comedian stops to explain a joke.

Bakke didn't, thankfully, fill his column with lame puns, something a lesser writer covering this subject probably wouldn't have had the good sense to do.

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