Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So, let me get this straight . . .

The media and the gossip columnists want to gut the candidate for Ted Kennedy's seat because he posed for a Cosmopolitan centerfold rated somewhere between PG-13 and R in 1982?

So, if you cheat on your wife and murder one of the mistresses, you have an inspirational story of overcoming obstacles in your life--and when you're done, people will actually speculate that maybe your victim would have said it was worth it for her to drown in cold, dark water as long as you were able to overcome her death's political implications to fight for abortion rights and "free" health care. But if you won a beauty contest and posed for one nude photo, Gawker will announce that you're a "vintage porn star" and make fun of your party for considering you--even if you're already a state legislator with a real record, and running within ten points of the Democrat candidate in Ted Kennedy's district.

Oh, did I forget to mention that we're talking about Scott Brown, the Republican candidate? No big deal; you might not have known Scott Brown's name, but I'm sure you knew I wasn't talking about a Democrat. I think I also forgot to mention that the Republican party appears to be rolling over and offering Brown up as a sacrificial lamb . . . . but I bet you aren't surprised at that, either.


Tam said...

The Portuguese Man o' War has a gas-filled bladder that keeps its structure semi-rigid.

The GOP? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

". . . but I bet you aren't surprised at that, either."

Not at all. It's expected. One of the GOP's common tactics is to show it's virtue by losing on purpose (appearance over substance). Be on the lookout for their next trick-- taking a Scorched Earth policy toward independent conservatives and tea partiers. After all, in my assessment, the GOP has more to lose from the ascendancy of grass roots conservatism than the Dems. That doesn’t take a lot of imagination either. They already did it in New York 23 for example. -- Lyle

Anonymous said...

No need to remind you of Jack Ryan.

Only a Republican could be hounded from office for allegedly asking his wife for sex.

Shootin' Buddy

NotClauswitz said...

And a hot wife, 1989's Miss Illinois and Seven-of-Nine on Star Trek: Voyager - Ya think Shatner would have tried to hit on her? Duh.

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