I hope others laugh, as well.
On Sept. 30, a University of Connecticut poll showed Republican Sean Sullivan trailing Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney by 27 percentage points. Then Sullivan's spokesman Andrew Powaleny told reporters the campaign believed it could win in November and questioned the poll's sampling size.
But on the networking site Twitter, Powaleny posted a message to a friend about the poll that said, ''Told you it was a lost cause.''
He also told the friend he would e-mail the statement he gave the media explaining the numbers.
''You'll laugh,'' Powaleny said.