The “Blow Pop” Investigation

Many of you know that the first 32 years of my life was in the wholesale candy business.

One of our best-selling products was the Blow Pop, by a company called Charms.

It was a candy orb with a surprise in the middle–bubble gum.

I don’t think there was ever a kid on the planet who could resist the Blow Pop.

To get to the middle, you had to suck on the outer shell to soften it up, before biting through to the pink surprise at the center.

I can’t help but think about those Blow Pops as I watch the media dissecting the story of General Patraeus and his mistress Paula Broadwell

Especially mainstream media.

I haven’t watched it in nearly 10 years, but this time I have a reason.

I want to see the look on their faces when they get to the prize.

What do I mean?

Unlike Fox, you can sense that NBC, CBS and ABC are sucking on this pop, but not with the typical glee you see on a normal kid’s face.

Since Patraeus is more than likely a conservative, being a General and all, they have to take the bait…and sure, who wouldn’t want to draw in viewers with the hottest Entertainment Tonight-like gossip, which includes two sexy women, a jilted mom and two powerful men?

But…and this is a big but…once these kids get to the prize in the middle, they’ll spit it out faster than olive pit from a pizza house salad.

You know why right?

You don’t?

O.K….let me spell it out for you.

This piece of bubble gum in the middle, the core of the whole cover up, is named O-B-A-M-A.

It’s been six years and the main stream media hasn’t bitten into him yet.

They’re not about to start now–not even instinctively.

Their discipline got him elected.

When it comes time to see the gum get chewed on real hard, we’ll all have to switch back over to Fox.

But in the meantime, it’s fun to watch it play out.

So charming.


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