Among US politicians, Ed Rendell is one of my favorites. The grizzled and and grumpy governor of Pennsylvania likes to talk shit, and isn’t afraid to back down from it. Here he is, complaining about the the NFL postponing a game due to snow:
Rendell viewed the NFL’s decision as a referendum on the toughness, or lack thereof, of the United States.
“My biggest beef is that this is part of what’s happened in this country,” Rendell said. “I think we’ve become wussies.”
“We’ve become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything,” Rendell added. “If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.”
The calculus crack is funny.