Boring

When my kids were young, about the worst thing they could say about something was that it was capital-b BORRRING. You know how they stretch out the word, as in why say more?

When I used to work in politics, and people would roll their eyes and look bored, I would shake my head in amazement. How could anyone find politics, especially presidential politics, boring?

This is how. I've started to skim the stories. OK, maybe skim is overstating it. What I really do is skip them -- in favor of an item about a new drug being tested for Alzheimer's, or a shocking death in the Kennedy family, or the latest from Sanford, Fla.

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