The Idiot Is McCain, For Picking Idiot Sarah Palin
Has there ever been a more wonderful pre-election story than the McCain-Palin war? It's like Christmas, Halloween and 9/11 combined, times a trillion, and sometimes it seems too fantastic to be real. Is the GOP ticket truly having apublic war over which candidate doomed the Republicans? And do we really get daily updates from the Mainstream Media and Conservative Columnists? Yes, to everything! Today, Roger Simon of the Politico and George Will of the Washington Post hit McCain-Palin when they're down.
Simon's column is hilarious because it a) brings together a lot of nifty little trivialities from the McCain-Palin war that add up to an incredible clusterfuck, and b) because there is a funny joke about opinion columnists being psychopaths. Look!
It’s not like he was rushed. McCain wrapped up the Republican nomination in early March. He didn’t announce his choice for a running mate until late August.
Wasn’t that enough time for McCain to get to know Palin? Wasn’t that enough time for his crackerjack “vetters” to investigate Palin’s strengths and weaknesses, check through records and published accounts, talk to a few people, and learn that she was not only a diva but a whack job diva?
But McCain picked her anyway. He wanted to close the “enthusiasm gap” between himself and Barack Obama. He wanted to inject a little adrenaline into the Republican National Convention. He wanted to goose up the Republican base.
And so he chose Palin. Is she really a diva and a whack job? Could be. There are quite a few in politics. (And a few in journalism, too, though in journalism they are called “columnists.”)
Such a card, that Roger Simon.
Now, let's go to the epitome (French for "clitoris") of what the Palin-loving racist dingbat uneducated diabetic trash hate most about America: George Will, the smug elitist famous conservative columnist and author. Will is so full of hate for these people, nowadays, that he's basically encouraging these klansters to drive off a cliff and take what's left of the Republican party with them. "John the Careless" is the headline for this one:
From the invasion of Iraq to the selection of Sarah Palin, carelessness has characterized recent episodes of faux conservatism. Tuesday's probable repudiation of the Republican Party will punish characteristics displayed in the campaign's closing days.
Some polls show that Palin has become an even heavier weight in John McCain's saddle than his association with George W. Bush. Did McCain, who seems to think that Palin's never having attended a "Georgetown cocktail party" is sufficient qualification for the vice presidency, lift an eyebrow when she said that vice presidents "are in charge of the United States Senate"?
And then Will dumps on Dick Cheney for a while, because why not, and then he uses a bunch of his "facts" from "history" to illustrate the points, etc., and then he calls McCain even stupider than Palin:
Palin may be an inveterate simplifier; McCain has a history of reducing controversies to cartoons. A Republican financial expert recalls attending a dinner with McCain for the purpose of discussing with him domestic and international financial complexities that clearly did not fascinate the senator. As the dinner ended, McCain's question for his briefer was: "So, who is the villain?"
John the Careless [Washington Post]
McCain Camp Trying To Scapegoat Palin [Politico]