I was reading a book the other day — a collection of trivia/trivial odds'n'ends, if you will — and I came across a collection of Dan Rather quotes... here of some of my favorites:
"This race is humming along like Ray Charles"
"In southern states, Bush beat Kerry like a rented mule."
"The re-election of Bill Clinton is as certain as a double-tied knot in rawhide."
"These (election) returns are running like a squirrel in a cage."
"This race is as tight as a too-small bathing suit on a too-hot car ride back from the beach."
"This race is spandex-tight."
"This race is shakier than cafeteria Jello-O."
They just don't make 'em like him anymore, huh? (By the way, did anyone else catch Access Hollywood anchor(ette) Billy Bush's sit-down with industry legend Mike Wallace? They showed a clip on E's Talk Soup... a sample question: "You're always so tan... so, is that, like, a spray-on type deal, or what?" The famous news-anchor's reply? A roll of the eyes, and, a simple, "Yes, of course." But Billy, being a Bush and all, really went for the high road here, with the follow-up: "You mean, you go to the spray-on place?" No, the really don't make 'em like Danny Rather anymore.)
If you'd like to know more about the book where I picked up these "Ratherisms," click here.