Blind squirrel Kathleen Parker swooning in today's Kaplan Daily, expertly parsing the bet Millionaire Mitt offered Rick "Oops" Perry at the latest Rethug "debate", and mystically determining that the wager was not too cold, not too hot, not too hard, not too soft, but Just Right, all the while missing the forest for the trees:
"... Ten thousand dollars was the perfect number. A dollar would have been silly; $10 trite. A hundred would have seemed amateurish; a thousand, too studied. At the higher end, $100,000 would have been boastful, and a million would have tied Romney to the millionaire’s club to which he does belong — but the man is not a braggart. Ergo, $10,000 was an amount he could afford to lose (the first rule of betting), and it was high enough to demonstrate his certitude."
Oh. My. God.