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Presidential politics and WWE

Posted by James McPherson on April 23, 2008

As if bad bowling and tossing back whiskey shots weren’t enough to convince us that the presidential candidates get blue-collar America, now all three candidates have joined in promoting professional wrestling. Come to think of it, the trash-talking phoniness of the WWE does have a fair amount in common with the state of modern American politics.

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One Response to “Presidential politics and WWE”

  1. […] James McPherson’s Media & Politics Blog wrote an interesting post today on Presidential politics and WWEHere’s a quick excerptCome to think of it, the trash-talking phoniness of the WWE does have a fair amount in common with the state of modern American politics. … […]

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