Thursday, December 1, 2011

John McCain "Trashes" Long Island

I really do think the appropriate response to McCain "trashing Long Island" is humor.  I mean, I've said a lot worse about Arizona and John McCain personally.  He is clearly joking here and there is room in politics for this kind of banter.  If you want to get pissed off at John McCain, get mad at him for his terrible running mate, his constant war advocacy, his support for dictators, the fact that he can't remember how many homes he owns, or his disdain for the American worker.

The bigger question is whether people like Washington Post journalist Ruth Marcus will jump all over McCain for incivility just like she did when she jumped all over a powerless 18 year old girl in Kansas for incivility.  My guess is not. After all, deference to power in the journalism world is absolute.


  1. Ruth Marcus would have a heart attack if she ever watched question time with the prime minister in the UK. Love me some solid disparaging banter.

  2. God that Ruth Marcus column is deplorable. "The parental role is to inculcate values of respect for authority." I hope that as a parent I teach my kids an even more powerful value--question authority.