Thursday, August 03, 2006

Great Pretender road map

Somebody asked Spot about the Great Pretender reference in a recent post about state Sen. Geoff Michel. Sniff. Obviously not a devotee of Spot's prose, but no matter. Spot will explain.

The Great Pretender is of course the name of a song by The Platters. Here's the refrain:
Oh yes I'm the great pretender (ooh ooh)
Pretending I'm doing well (ooh ooh)
My need is such I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell.

Spot's premise is that Sen. Michel's great need to appear middle-of-the-road enough to have a chance in the election this fall has turned him into the Great Pretender. Spot has had a number of posts on this theme. Rather than repeat or summarize them, Spot will just provide the links.
The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender, Part 2

A Picture

More Great Pretenderisms

The Great Pretender, re-revealed

In the latest post, linked above, the senator tries to convince us that he rilly, rilly cares about western suburban commuters and the Crosstown Commons project. Such knavery.

Update: Fixed reference to song performers.


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