It’s Thursday, and the Internet is acting as though all the hackers in the world want to take out my computer, so here’s a funny. Dean Baquet, now in charge at the NYTimes, was reflecting on journalism and politics. I did not realize that he was responsible for immortalizing Edwin Edwards.
Baquet noted that he’s made sure his obituary in The New York Times will give him “sole and full credit for the best political quote of all time,” when Gov. Edwin Edwards told him on a campaign bus that “the only way I can lose (a coming gubernatorial election) is if I’m caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.”