“In an April Fool’s Day announcement that took the political world by storm, the Republican Party revealed today that its entire presidential race had been an elaborate prank. . . .
“Texas Governor Rick Perry said he worried that ‘every time I screwed up at a debate people would figure out I was pulling their legs,’ but added, ‘The American people seemed to accept the idea that a Governor of Texas could be a blithering idiot.’
“When one reporter mentioned that Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was not at the press conference, a sudden silence fell over the gathering.
“ ‘Did anyone ever tell Ron this was supposed to be a prank?’ Mr. Romney asked. ‘Holy cow, maybe he’s really serious.’ ”
Apparently I’ve been wasting my time making fun of these guys when, all along, the joke was on me. I’m so embarrassed.