Monday, April 12, 2010

Rex Murphy's comparison of Sarah Palin to Nixon is ironically astute.

Nixon, too, bet the farm on populism, adopting a blaming of "elitists and media bias" as a substitute for self-awareness.

May that strategy work out as well for Palin as it did for Tricky Dick.

Murphy's quote-mining ignores that Obama wasn't appealing to his own expertise, but rather that of the joint chiefs and Sec. Def., which is far superior to that of a half-term Alaskan governor who not only can't even pronounce the word "nuclear" properly, but whose threat-detection skills oh-so-astutely categorized David Letterman as a pedophillic danger to her daughter and who thinks the U.S. should be bombing Iran.

That's the kind of mind that we should want to be in charge of the world's largest nyoocyoolur arsenal?

Maybe it's time to go back to climate-change-denial, Rex.


deBeauxOs said...

On the other hand, Richard Nixon was not an intellectual feather-weight.

Audrey II said...

You're right, D.B.

Nixon at least understood that the "madman" theory could never be more than an act. Too many of today's crop of neocons take it seriously.

Dr.Dawg said...

Rex is, alas, in his dotage.

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