Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Is This Fascination With How A Candidate Smells Just Weird Or Is This Something I Don't Get?
Update: Maybe I should have titled this post .. "The scent of a man"
Or "How Republican presidential candidates smell all manly and the Democratic ones are all wusses" *snark*

Chris Matthews caused some eyes to roll (and some predictable heads to explode) last week when, musing on the "sex appeal" of Fred Thompson, he asked:
Can you smell the English leather on this guy, the Aqua Velva, the sort of mature man's shaving cream, or whatever, you know, after he shaved? Do you smell that sort of -- a little bit of cigar smoke?

And now, courtesy of today's "Hotline," comes this comment by CNN
anchor Alina Cho after the network aired an interview with Mitt Romney this
morning: He looks great, sounds great, smells great.
It's almost as if Mike Gravel is just one spritz of Old Spice away from being taken seriously by the political press.
--Jason Zengerle

This is supposed to be a serious election with primaries and all no?
But they turn right around and focus on the trivial, superficial ""look and feel"(and now smell) aspects of a candidate. And then they wonder where there audiences are gone?

So the candidates have a new smell test to pass? And what is with Chris Matthews strange fascination with another man's smell? Is he one of those types who can't do with out a manly man types or something?

*Bangs Head On Desk*


MONA said...

catty indeed! Or maybe the dog factor. Smell before you eat axiom! I guess that is deep symbloism!

Beach Bum said...

I like Chris most of the time but he does roll off subject and into some strange territory at times. The most often criticism I hear about him and agree with is that his hyper-active nature does takes away from his question and smothers his guests.

Sanjay said...

@Mona..lol. Very well said.

@Beach.. I can't stand him. He is forever interrrupting his guests and then there is his slobbering and am never sure when spittle is gonna fly. Eww!

meno said...

Maybe he should just sniff their butts and be done with it.

I am afraid that this is just the beginning of the horrendous silliness that the upcoming election will bring.


Aditi said...

i wonder in the same vein how .. our dear president smells
haha.. sorry couldnt resist...this was hilarous

Carrie said...

Chris Matthews is a moron.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Please wake me in October 2008...until then, I can't stand this political yapping and yapping....

Diana said...

What the hell?

I'm with Mona B.

patches said...

I don't know if I witnessed a serious election since.....well, ever. Maybe Chris Matthews didn't have honorable intentions when he was kissing up to Fred Thompson..

Maddie said...

If they don't wear sandlewood then
they don't get my vote.



Lotus Reads said...

Mmmm, yes, if this takes off, I can see "scratch 'n' sniff" voting ballots in the future! ;)

Sanjay said...

@Meno.. lol I agree. Its rather taxing to watch.

@Aditi..lol. We don't wanna know how he smells eh?

@Carrie.. You got that right!

@Mona.. You think they will stop after the '08 elections? The beltway pundits are in love with the sound of their own voices.

@Diana. :)

@Patches.. lol. I find this really strange this reverence with which they seem to treat Fred Thompson.

@Maddie..lol. Thanks for stopping by.

Sanjay said...

@Lotus.. Hey there how are ya? That was way too funny!!!! You know "scratch 'n' sniff" maybe ok as long as there ain't hanging chads! :)

NainaAshley said...

Who cares about the issues? The best smelling guy(or gal) gets my vote!

Keshi said...

sniffing this post n realising its funny, Keshi goes LOL :)


Nabeel said...

the American politics is the worst .. and the debate that these dumb people do are a waste of time too .. the country has a doomed leader, and am sure that the next one elected will take us further down the doomed road ..