Friday, February 5, 2010

An opportunity for Brown?

You know, it occurs to me that this Shelby pork thing could be tailor-made to make Scott Brown an even bigger political force than he is. He could denounce Shelby's holds (goes toward independence), denounce the earmarks he wants (goes toward his being against wasteful spending, as he would define it), and announce that he will do what he can to see that the nominees come up for a vote (goes toward moderation). It would probably leave a good taste in peoples' mouths, and with even Clizilla declaring the old McCain gone, the establishment is going to be searching around for a new Republican to praise unabashedly.

And, you know, it's the right thing to do.

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.