An oldie (by blog standards), but a goodie. Presidential candidates on what they'd bring to a desert island. I can't decide whether I'm happy so many of the candidates like books, or irritated at prevalence of the generic "books" as an dull, inoffensive choice.
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: "Jill, my wife."
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "A good book."
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: "Coffee with cream and sugar."
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: "A book."
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: His wife, Elizabeth.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama : "Other than my wife and my kids, an inanimate object I would have to have would probably be a good book."
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: "Blackberry and a Davidoff cigar."
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: "Tarp."
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani : "Books and music."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "Laptop with satellite reception."
California Rep. Duncan Hunter: "Mrs. Hunter."
Arizona Sen. John McCain : "Books." (Note: In 2000, McCain said, "SPF 45 sunblock.")
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "My wife, Ann."
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: "Boat."
This is the first and only time I've been tempted to vote for Richardson. Well, that and the time he gave me free salsa.