I’ve been posting so seldom lately – that whole pesky “real life” thing going on – that I’ve accumulated some links that I keep thinking of posting about and never have time to follow through. So here, have a “kitchen sink” post.
I’ve never made a secret of my disdain for Mike Huckabee. He’s a sneak, among other things. So while I was disappointed that his much vaunted radio show began with a phony call-in, in which the caller (Huckabee’s boss) took care to egregiously slam Rush Limbaugh, I wasn’t surprised. (More here.)
Speaking of politicians I don’t like, as expected, we’re stuck with Romney. I got into a lengthy back-and-forth with a Romneybot on Twitter who assured me that I haven’t given Romney a fair look, because I am prey to anti-Romney propaganda. I’m actually disgustingly well-informed about Romney’s record. (Quick – ask me to quote a bible verse if you want to see an #epicfail! Jesus wept. And well He should, because I’m more knowledgeable about politics than theology.) So no, I don’t need anyone telling me how great Romney is, how conservative and just generally dreamy as candidates go. You’re not going to see any Tiger Beat coverage of Romney from me, now or ever. But I will gladly vote for the man, because Obama is orders of magnitude worse. Be satisfied with that, Romneybots; it’s all you’re getting from me. And from John Hawkins, who still thinks Mitt’s “electability” is a myth. I agree.
Remember all the hysteria about “unqualified” Sarah Palin potentially being a heartbeat away from the Presidency? Put aside the fact that Obama had exactly zero executive experience. The man currently a heartbeat away from the Presidency thinks that Al (I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it! People like me!) Franken is a “leading legal scholar.” Angels and ministers of grace, defend us. Or at least, defend Obama, because the idea of President Biden is terrifying. Well, on second thought, it might be okay. If we give him a new pack of crayons and just try to keep him busy until January, we might survive it.
John Edwards is whining about how people don’t like him anymore. Hey, he just cheated on his dying wife, lied about it, and engaged in financial shenanigans to cover it up. By Democrat standards, that’s really not so bad.
“He knows he made mistakes,” Bergenfield says on the eve of Edwards’s trial, which is set to begin Thursday with jury selection. “But John thinks that the treatment of him is so unflinchingly horrible and that what he did is not so different from what others did — JFK, Clinton, the whole rogues’ gallery. We’ve had this conversation about his situation, and I remember he did compare it to Clinton. He said, ‘I did a horrendous thing, but I don’t know why I’m getting such an unforgiving treatment when you think of what other people have done.’ ”