Beaten Like a Rented Mule

Although I didn’t watch him this time on principle, Dan Rather apparently had a good night of one-liners on election night 2004. Among them:

  • “In southern states they beat him like a rented mule.”
  • “We had a slight hitch in our giddy up, but we corrected that.”
  • “We need Billy Crystal to Analyze This”
  • The election is “closer than Lassie and Timmy”

Read the whole list. Rather should really consider stand-up comedy, as the “fake but accurate” style of journalism just didn’t work out for him.