We like to get our political wisdom from a variety of places. With that in mind, we queried Curtis Lovell II — a Los Angeles-based escape artist and magician — for his advice to politicians who have, uh, gotten themselves into a bind. Keep in mind, Mr. Lovell has been buried alive, shackled and dropped into the Singapore River and once sawed Paris Hilton in half. So he ought to know.
“How should Republicans and Democrats escape from the tight fixes they get into? I have been accused of being doublejointed or having bones removed to achieve some of my escapes. Similarly, I think that Republicans and Democrats might have double-jointed tongues, telling us one thing and doing another,” Mr. Lovell tells Inside the Beltway.
“They should stop stretching the truth and using tr ickytongue speeches. Tell the American people the truth. As a nation, we tend to bond together in troubled times if we understand the nature of our problems,” he continues. “Politicians: Put your backbone back in and stand up for what is right and admit what is not right within your own parties.”