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Lee, the ‘local paint salesman,’ wins

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Like it was any big surprise. As one commenter on the New York Times “American Idol” blog wrote this morning of Lee DeWyze’s triumph over Crystal Bowersox:

Clear evidence that the world must not be run by 12 year old girls. What a travesty that the blank-eyed lump with a familiar raspy shout should win over a mesmerizing gorgeous vocalist- half Streep half Bonnie Raitt…with a little wild thing marbled thru her.

Speaking of the Times, its “AI” wrap-up is hilarious. Unanswered questions include:

What the heck is a local paint salesman anyway? Is there such a thing as a national paint salesman? A global paint salesman? To quote the late, great Tip O’Neill, isn’t all paint sales local?

Responses to "Lee, the ‘local paint salesman,’ wins"

Heather says:

Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze? These cannot be real names. These are bad mystery novel names.

Debi says:

I don’t watch but my guess is Crystal will be better off in 2nd place. Hasn’t the past proven that already?

Kathy Mahan says:

He looks like he’s going to puke in that photo.

Donald Munro says:

I was actually afraid he might. At one point he bent over with his hands on his knees and wobbled. It was sorta endearing in that aw-shucks, shy-guy way that brought him so far in this competition, but I was hoping for a little more poise from the “champion.”