Scott Rasmussen and his poling outfit do an excellent job of keeping us up to date with who’s on first in our national elections. Other times he peels down unto the culture to bring us such jewels as this morning’s findings that 69 percent of American adults are following reporting on the demise of the company that made Hostess Twinkies. A remarkable 31 percent of Americans (many of them with crumbs on their shirt-fronts) tell Rasmussen they are following the story “very closely.”
Perhaps this national preoccupation with a soon-to-be-unavailable sugary delight explains why we encounter so many pie-wagons when we venture to the mall. On other stories there is less attention being paid. Take Benghazi (please). On the available evidence, it would appear that a majority of American believe Benghazi is the name of the late character actor who played tough-guy roles in “Anatomy of a Murder,” “The Bridge at Remagen,” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
With these priorities, it’s not hard to explain the current twinkie in the White House.