It’s still morning, and over at Politico, Jonathan Martin already has the quote of the day.
From his look at Alvin Greene and South Carolina politics:
State Rep. Anton Gunn, an up-and-coming Democrat, said there is now a national perception about the state along the lines of, “If you want to hear something crazy, if you want to see something stupid, come to South Carolina.”
“I don’t agree with it,” he added, “but there’s this imagery of us being the whoopee cushion of the nation, and we continue to exacerbate that.”
Updated at 12:17 p.m.: A few minutes ago, a loyal reader called to say that he’d heard the “whoopee cushion” line before – from Jon Stewart with “The Daily Show:”
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So the phrase isn’t an original piece of work from the South Carolina state legislature. But if two people have in fact said it, then it becomes a trend.