by Charles A. Monagan
Oct 28, 2012
06:57 AMOn Connecticut
Kevin Rennie, Come on Down!
Political endorsement season is a good time for lovers of bad writing. For those of us on the sidelines, it's a singular treat to observe editorial writers and columnists puffing themselves out like blowfish as they stretch for just the right persuasive passage for us to ponder.
With a week to go until Election Day, the returns are still coming in - but I am ready to declare a winner in the 2012 race for the Most Tortured Paragraph in a Political Endorsement in Connecticut.
Kevin Rennie, a columnist for the Hartford Courant, gets the nod for this feverish passage from his Oct. 26 column, supporting the candidacy of Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate:
"McMahon made her money in the louche hurly-burly of professional wrestling, a business that is made for condescension. If the McMahons had only thought to create an image of the crucified Christ, submerged it in piss and transformed it into a 60-by-40 inch photograph, they would have been feted as artists for the ages. Instead they put some women in scanty costumes and sent them into the ring. There is a crime against the culture without a statute of limitations."
Way to go, Kevin. I don't see how anyone's going to catch you.Kevin Rennie, Come on Down!