The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“Which is scarier? Hal­loween, the cur­rent elec­tion or be­ing buried alive? That’s what I have asked my­self,” says Cur­tis Lovell, a Cal­i­for­nia-based celebrity es­cape artist whose role model is the great il­lu­sion­ist Harry Hou­dini.

“I can freely an­swer this ques­tion, since I have been buried alive, locked inside boxes of wa­ter, hung up­side­down from he­li­copters and even cut Paris Hil­ton in half,” Mr. Lovell tells Inside the Belt­way. “You might think I be­long in a straight­jacket like the most ra­bid politi­cians.”

Well, maybe. He does have prac­ti­cal ad­vice for those who feel that the shrill me­dia, end­less cam­paign ads and the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion are clos­ing in on them.

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