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» June 15, 2007
I, for one, am amazed at the total lack of humor shown by people who normally pride themselves on being funny. I can understand that "serious" political commenters with no pretense to a sense of the absurd might be befuddled by Mike Gravel staring into a camera for a minute, then walking away to grab a big rock and drop it in the water, or a couple of minutes of a fire burning with the campaign web address superimposed over it, but there seems to be an awful lot of people so invested in seeing Gravel as some sort of nutcase that their comedic radar is turned off when someone else is coming in over the horizon.
I don't agree with Gravel on any number of issues (direct national balloting and national sales tax, for example) but I can still recognize that that the guy doesn't seem to be too puffed up with self-importance to poke some fun at himself.