Dave Barry reviews 2008

The inimitable Dave Barry’s review of the past year is up at the Washington Times. He begins:

How weird a year was it? Here’s how weird:

• O.J. actually got convicted of something.

• Gasoline hit $4 a gallon — and those were the good times.

• On several occasions, “Saturday Night Live” was funny.

• There were a few days there in October when you could not completely rule out the possibility that the next Treasury secretary would be Joe the Plumber.

• Finally, and most weirdly, for the first time in history, the voters elected a president who — despite the skeptics who said such a thing would never happen in the United States– was neither a Bush nor a Clinton.

Read the rest at the link. As always, Mr. Barry has a neat turn of phrase and a fine sense of the incongruous.


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