Reaganing The Fuck Out Of This Shit

By Jesse Taylor
Friday, June 27, 2008 23:30 EDT
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Kevin Drum wonders where McCain’s annoying habit of using “my friends” like a teenager uses the work “like” comes from.

He initially picked it up during the primary when he was doing the whole “I’m Reagan 2.0″ thing:

One of Reagan’s verbal flourishes was to interject the phrase “my friends” into his speeches, presumably to inject a sense of commonality and companionship into whatever he was saying. McCain having the keen political instincts of a Henry Clay and the insatiable drive of a DeWitt Clinton, stole the interjection and proceeded to use it as much as humanly possible, kind of like how Scientologists have you constantly relive a traumatic experience in order to move past it, except without the certificates of achievement or foot baths from Skeet Ulrich.


Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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