Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Congressman Copperfield

John Stossel writes:
When you knowingly pay someone to lie to you, we call the deceiver an illusionist or a magician. When you unwittingly pay someone to do the same thing, I call him a politician.
Not quite.

We don't unwittingly pay politicians, we KNOW we pay them. We also know they as a group they lie, or least evade telling us hard truths and make tough decisions.

As for magicians, in the 80s a comedian used to do a bit about how he didn't like magicians because their job is to make fools out of us.

As in: "Here's a quarter. Now, it's gone. You're a jerk!"

Magicians have more in common with politicians than they should.


Blogger MAGICTAINMENT said...


Your stamnets are true to a point for the "typical" magician, however for a full-time entertainer who uses magic as their main form of entertainment you will never feel you were made a fool the reverse is true.

A professional magician will if anything make themselves look like the fool making you the real magician.

PS This is one big, Big, BIG difference between a trickster/politician and a true entertainer/magician

David Breth

Professional Delaware Magician
David Breth
(443) 866-2758

November 25, 2009 at 10:05 AM 

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