What they really think
versus what they feed us.
Noonan: It’s over.
Murphy: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.
Todd: Don’t you think the Palin pick was insulting to to Kay Bailey Hutchison?
Noonan: I saw Kay this morning.
Murphy: She’s never been comfortable about that.. I mean (something unintelligible).
Todd: Is she really the most qualified woman?
Noonan: The most qualified no. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives.
Todd: Yeah, they went to ‘narratives’.
Noonan: Everytime Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.
But this is the pap they broadcast:
“Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing — who is really one of them and who is not — and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy.”
Cynicism should not be rewarded in this day and age. I hope this is the lesson America learns, o’ I truly do.
During the Democratic primary all of our nominees went through rigorous questioning regarding every aspect of their public and even private lives. They faced grilling on their family lives and their religious convictions. There was no area off limits… NONE. The commentators on both sides opened up on Democrats with both barrels.
Hillary was told that she must stand up to criticism like a man and that women who ran must act like a candidate, not a woman. Barack Obama was grilled to make sure he was white enough, black enough, American enough, and Christian enough. Not only that, the beliefs of those who were even loosely connected to Barack Obama were considered to be one and the same with his. How dare anyone stop scrutiny or the smearing of Democratic Candidates!
Into this scene John McCain stumbles and bumbles.
There is so much good work to do, so many top projects, very much grand ahead. Because of these beltway boondoggle, of little or no value, we are too easily distracted from our work. This is my motive for being involved with their replacement.
For a little relief, energy and healing, in case you missed it, here’s Dennis Kucinich’s rousing 6 minute Wake Up America! Now, where’s the OPEC DANCERS!?