If you watch the video of Card. Dolan’s final words and blessing at the end of the Al Smith Dinner (HERE), you will hear him quip in a self-deprecating way that he had hoped that Gov. Christie of New Jersey might have been the candidate, because Dolan would have looked better sitting next to him than next to the much thinner candidate.
This morning one of the readers sent me a couple lines from my beloved Shakespeare, riffing on Act 1 of Julius Caesar:
Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Obama has a lean and hungry look,
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.