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There, I said it, they're crazy

Recently I had lunch with a friend, a very successful businesswoman, who went off on a rant. She said three things that made me laugh.

First she quoted some of the wackier comments of the current GOP presidential candidates (particularly Michele Bachman, Rick Perry, and Ron Paul). There were some doozies.

Then she said she blamed Ronald Reagan. Again I laughed.

"No, really," she said. "Reagan cut funding for mental institutions. So there are more crazy people on the streets.

"And you know," she said, leaning forward, eyes wide, "we find crazy people very attractive!"

I laughed again. But the more I think about it, the more I think she's right.

I don't watch TV much, but at a hotel one night I surfed around until I found some kind of game show. Ladies were licking bugs off the windshield of a car. For money, I think. I hope they got money.

And when they completed that task, the gleeful emcee said, "OK, but will they...?" and I flippe…