‘I don’t understand why they keep criticising Palin for being a dummy. WHAT’S WRONG WITH BEING A DUMMY? That’s what I want to know. If I can keep the space program going more or less on my own, I really can’t see why Palin isn’t able to make the President’s decisions for him. How hard can that be? It’s only one country. I’ve got the infinity of space to worry about.’
‘So’, I asked, ‘You’re going to vote Republican?’ Clarissa’s American, you see, so she does get to vote if she wants.
We were sitting outside surrounded by the detritus of the Melbourne Cup BBQ. Clarissa munched thoughtfully on a left-over sausage before replying: ‘Absolutely. We dummies have to stick together’.