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Sun, Dec. 15

Column: Grandpa's taking one for home team

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip was photographed naked under his kilt as he sat watching the Highland Games in Scotland Friday with his legs spread. Now that's family loyalty. Greater love hath no man than he who would take the heat off his grandson.

President Obama's convention speech Thursday got poor re-views. Someone should have warned him. A politician's decision to follow a Bill Clinton speech is like a comedian agreeing to follow Richard Pryor; before you do this you should have your affairs in order.

Bill Clinton appeared jaunty Friday, telling reporters he is ready to campaign in Ohio and Florida for the Democrats. Everyone's happy to see how well he's doing in his personal recovery program. He has now gone 12 years without anybody telling on him.

President Obama campaigned in swing states, promising voters a better economy if they'll give him a second term in office. The overflow crowds left the auditoriums disappointed. They had paid $300 apiece for a seminar on how to get rich in real estate.

Mitt Romney said Friday the Democratic Convention was a party but the U.S. jobs report was the hangover. And this is a guy who knows hangovers. How many times on the road has Mitt Romney awakened some mornings wishing he hadn't drunk that last Diet Cherry Coke before falling asleep and didn't have to explain the red stain to the maid.

The Labor Department reported lower unemployment Friday when 300.000 people gave up job-hunting. It may result in a second stimulus package. The first stimulus package brought rigor to the economy - unfortunately, it also brought mortis.

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