HOU­DINI FAC­TOR

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.”

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