It's going to be long tumble from the top.
Eyeon08 sums it well - it will not be sustained, the campaign is great - too bad about the candidate.
And, not to be missed:
"While the other candidates bang away earnestly in a frozen format, Thompson continues to sneak up from the creek and steal their underwear--boxers, briefs and temple garments."
If an orthodox Jew was in the running, would Peggy have added "yarmulke?" Or if a devout Catholic, a mention of a rosary or a scapula? I doubt it. There are acceptable bigotries and unacceptable bigotries. Anti-Mormon drive-bys that are good for a laugh play well in some circles --the same circles that used to indulge Catholic and Irish jokes.
I'm sure poor Hugh was more upset about Noonan's disclosure about the big old choo-choo train named Fred coming their direction, than he was the underpants.