Saturday, October 11, 2008

Political silly season potpourri

By Rick Morris

With less than a month to go before a very consequential election, outrages are piling up everywhere you look. Here's a glimpse at some of the garbage on the fall landscape.

^ Did you ever think that anyone could defile the good name of Charlie Brown? Well, some joker running for Congress in California with the same name as the beloved Peanuts character is doing his best, by lending support to an anti-war rally where an American solider was hung in effigy and bragged about committing acts during his military career that should have led to a court martial. Additionally, he is so much in favor of gay marriage that he is opposed to heterosexual spouses being referred to as "husband" and "wife" on state forms because it is "discriminatory." I hope that if this Charlie Brown has a Lucy in his life that she throws that football right at his nards at close range.

^ John Kerry, who's made more than a hobby out of smearing the US military since his return from Vietnam decades ago, is now making a point out of sneering at his opponent, who was injured serving in Grenada. Hmmmm ... jealously of somebody with LEGIT wartime injuries?

^ Partisan hack prosecutors and sheriffs in Missouri are threatening legal action against ads against Barack Obama that they don't like. I'm sure once Obama and his supermajority in Congress repeal the First Amendment next year that I can be prosecuted retroactively for that last sentence.

^ The feminization of American politics continues -- ironically, much to the detriment of the one female politician on a major party national ticket, a woman who is tougher than 90% of the men who have ever run for that office -- as wimps in the national media and the blogosphere decry the passion of the crowds that the McCain-Palin ticket are drawing. Politics ain't beanbag, folks, and the stench of hypocrisy is coming off of the campaign that decries John McCain as a senile old war criminal who eats the entrails of poor minority babies every chance that it gets.

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