There’s a new, albeit odd, way to suck up to politicians: Publicly thank the security protecting the presidential hopefuls for letting you relieve yourself on the campaign trail.
And yes, this means in the toilet.
Daily Mail‘s U.S. Political Editor David Martosko is known for his sometimes jarring brashness on the campaign trail as some saw recently when he asked Jeb Bush about his use of the term “anchor babies.”
But nothing could have adequately prepared us for this doozy.
On Wednesday morning Martosko alluded to his bowel activity in a Hillary Clinton Travel Pool Report. Dateline: DES MOINES, IA.
The report was shot out (no pun intended) at 9:16 a.m., which is a fine time to relieve oneself.
The subject line was fitting: “No access problems for the Daily Mail.”
Under the circumstances, thank God for that.
See the report below. Feel the relief in the last graph.
Your pooler was greeted this morning at the site of the pool vans (the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA) by Clinton staffer Abbey Watson.
“You won’t have any problem today,” she said. “We won’t leave without you.”
Informed by your pooler about the Daily Mail’s problems getting pool access on the Clinton trail in New Hampshire, she grinned and said: “It’s a weird world sometimes.”
Pool is boarding 2 white vand en route to Building 3E, the school’s tool and die laboratory, which Mrs. Clinton will tour.
Fellow pooler Dan Merica of CNN advises that VP Joe Biden toured the same lab in February.
We’ll head back to the FFA building afterward for Clinton’s remarks on a warm and sunny day.
About 100 people were lined up outside the FFA facility for hand-mag scans by Secret Service, who (unlike in NH) were kind enough to let your pooler use the facilities before we departed.
It’s like poetry isn’t it?
The Mirror sought comment from Martosko.
My main question: So was it #1 or #2?