Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1, 2, 3, ... um, lots.

Heh. Indeed:

The Republican presidential nominee from Arizona landed at the Columbia Regional Airport around 12:30 p.m. As McCain disembarked from the plane, a man yelled, "Go get 'em, John."...

A crowd of about 15 people assembled outside the airport's fence to see him descend from the plane.

Okay, here's a rule of crowd estimation. It is okay to say a crowd was thousands, or hundreds, but it can never be "about 15", if there are "about" 15, you've got time to get the number exactly right.

Here's another thought -- if you're the Republican presidential nominee and you can't even pull in more people than Kathy Shaidle and free donuts, you're in a world of hurt. I'm just sayin'.


Lindsay Stewart said...

c'mon cc... free doughnuts! how could mccain be expected to compete with that, jeez.

sooey said...

Maybe Sarah Palin was giving a racist speech in the neighbouring small town and that's where all his supporters were.

Chimera said...

"'Go get 'em, John.'"

Yeah, John...fetch...goo' boy.

And 15 people are only a crowd if they're all in a phone booth. Yeesh!

crf said...

Maybe there were some pregnant women there. If it's a republican crowd, do you count the embryos or not? If you do, is it proper to ask whether a woman's carrying twins?

"About 15" is probably just the reporter being safe.