November 04, 2004


A caption typo in the Washington Times:

George Soro

You’d be sad, too, if only 18.5% of the candidates endorsed by your hobby activist group managed to be elected. Back to the Times article:

"Sure, I feel terrible," said New Yorker editor David Remnick, whose published endorsement of Mr. Kerry was a first for the magazine. "There are a lot of long faces today."

You’d think an editor would be more sensitive in his choice of words.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 4, 2004 11:34 PM

At least he didn't call it a horse race!

Posted by: Jim Treacher at November 4, 2004 at 11:50 PM

"There are a lot of long faces today." And one even longer-face. I understand that during his time of mourning, Mr. Kerry will forego his weekly face-lengthening exercises. Say! You remember when Pinocchio lied, his nose grew? Do you suppose....????

Posted by: Bob I at November 5, 2004 at 12:09 AM

Being mega-rich, ultra-egoistic and frustrated with the world, Soros is in a great position to remake himself as a supervillain. Maybe I could give him some tips.

Posted by: EvilPundit at November 5, 2004 at 12:19 AM

EvilPundit, why give tips when you could be a paid consultant? Get a contract!

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 5, 2004 at 12:40 AM

George Sorry

Posted by: A at November 5, 2004 at 01:03 AM

He already is evil, didn't he almost bankrupt the bank of england through currency speculation and end up financially ruining lots of little guys. The same little guys he professes to be worried about now that GWB has been re-elected

Posted by: JEM at November 5, 2004 at 05:52 AM

If he were Greek (as you'd expect with first name George), "Soros" would be the nominative case, and "Soro" the dative.

Because he's of Hungarian origin, I used to take care to pronounce it "Sorosh" (you listening, Imre?). Then I found out his dad used to be Schwartz or such but, being a keen Esparanto-speaker, adopted "Soros" since it means "will soar".

Posted by: Uncle Milk at November 5, 2004 at 09:25 AM