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The Senator’s “Get out of gaffe free” card

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Written by Monte

August 28, 2008 at 8:15 pm

Posted in humor, Politics

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  1. Too funny!

    I like General Clark’s comments on Sen. McCain’s status as a war “hero,” to the effect that all he did was get shot down and held captive, which is hardly heroic, however difficult it may have been. I suppose he gets some marks for surviving, but it’s not exactly qualification to be Commander-in-Chief.

    It doesn’t help that he graduated near the bottom of his class. When are the Republicans going to learn to value intelligence?

    Monte says: Good point, HP! Perhaps that common brand of folk conservatism which is so profoundly authoritarian needs anti-intellectualism to keep its grip on power – authoritarianism being inherently unreasonable. Interesting piece by Thomas Frank in his book The Wrecking Crew suggests that the mindset that sees commerce as the highest form of social interaction, disdaining government, so values business that it sees little value in people who do something else: “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” The title of the book is a reflection on this philosophy’s effect on government. I clipped it here: The Wrecking Crew: Why bad government is not an accident. It’s helpful to think about, for it explains why government has become so debased; it’s an “Aha!”


    September 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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