There has been much hoo-haw over the big money being spent on this year's campaigns.

Now, this gem from Washington Post columnist George F. Will which closes:

The Center for Responsive Politics calculates that, by Election Day, $2.4 billion will have been spent on presidential campaigns in the two-year election cycle that began in January 2007, and an additional $2.9 billion will have been spent on 435 House and 35 Senate contests. This $5.3 billion is a billion less than Americans will spend this year on potato chips.

Frankly, as Mr. Will implies, we should spend more on picking political leaders than potato chips.

I'll be honest: I spent more on potato chips than I did on politics this year.