Wednesday, September 24, 2008

There's something deeply offensive about this...

Hugh Hewitt, via Marc Ambinder:
Today was Obama's Katrina moment and an example of great leadership by John McCain. This contrast was telling and will matter.
Notice how it's not some largely harmless act of bad political judgment, like Bush's Social Security reform. It's Obama's Katrina moment. As though not suspending his campaign is equivalent to an act of deliberate negligence that resulted in the deaths and displacement of thousands of people. Hewitt uses it like a punchline.

You know, it's quite a competition of who makes the most odious right-wing pundit, but it's just got to be Hugh Hewitt. Got to be.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.