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Political Fish Fry: Mr. Limpet Runs for Congress

I usually trash 95 percent of all political advertising that clogs my mailbox without reading it. Congrats to the League of Conservation Voters for breaking through the junk mail and making me laugh.

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass had a very privileged childhood, but I’m sure he was called Bigmouth Bass on the playground. Probably lots of hokey jokes about him “taking the bait,” too.

There’s nothing really clever about using the fish metaphor to try to drown Charlie’s comeback bid for Congress, but the fish with eyeglasses bit amuses me every time. Maybe because fish don’t have ears.

The "make extinct" language is a bit harsh, even for cutthroat politics.

If this election season were longer, the Democrats could have brought those singing Big Mouth Billy Bass toys to campaign events — or at least the McDonalds Filet-o-Fish knockoffs.

But the real reason the fish-with-eyeglasses campaign resonates with me is that I am a huge fan of The Incredible Mr. Limpet, the bespectacled cartoon fish who fights the Nazis.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet helped the U.S. Navy locate Nazi submarines.

Looks like Mr. Limpet is trying to make a comeback, too, with a Hollywood remake.


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