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National view: There’s nothing presidential about watching candidates joke

Published 12/25/2011, Washington Post Writers Group

It is axiomatic in these political times that The Candidate must submit to comedic humiliation — with grace, humor and the skin of an armadillo. In this upside-down universe, the court jester is the monarch and the would-be king must submit to the jester’s pranks.

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