Monday, September 29, 2008

The Maverick and the Message Grifter

Funhouse assignment -- read Howard Kurtz of the WAPO

Just goes to show, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Mccain has
been a pot stirrer his whole life. Sometimes with actual principles
behind the stirring, and sometimes just for the hell of it. Air drop in
a pack of PavRovian message drivers and you have political combustion,
on an almost daily basis. Mccain’s persona and political strength has
been the opposite of the way these message grifters operate, so one day
we have Mccain doing his Bush like subservient repetition of the daily
talking points, the next you have “I’ll go it alone just like I did on
Iraq". A sad comedy is what you end up with. And a guy like Schmidt who
is venting his rage on the press for not going along so much this time
with the equivalence shit, largely due to the Palin disaster that even
the most dutiful Mccain news lackeys can’t abide being a heartbeat away
from the Presidency.

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