Sunday, June 03, 2007

"America's Mayor"

When you take a look at some of the characters lining up on the Republican side to fill the Figurehead's clown shoes, you start to give serious consideration to whether you'd prefer a punch in the face or a kick in the crotch.

I have a feeling that a great many blog entries between now and when the party's nominee becomes apparent will be spent looking at one or the other candidate and pointing out why they're a horrible, horrible, horrible choice. First up, it's Rudy Giuliani's turn, and as Rolling Stone's Matt Taibi makes clear, this self-styled "hero" (lower-case and in quotes) could turn out to be even worse than the guy currenty sitting in the big chair:
Yes, Rudy is smarter than Bush. But his political strength -- and he knows it -- comes from America's unrelenting passion for never bothering to take that extra step to figure shit out. If you think you know it all already, Rudy agrees with you. And if anyone tries to tell you differently, they're probably traitors, and Rudy, well, he'll keep an eye on 'em for you. Just like Bush, Rudy appeals to the couch-bound bully in all of us, and part of the allure of his campaign is the promise to put the Pentagon and the power of the White House at that bully's disposal.
It's funny, Brian Hall made mention a few posts back about what a cliche it is that "Republicans are stupid," and that's a fair cop. On the other hand, what does it say about the party and where its collective head is at that a deceitful, corrupt snake-oil salesman is the apparent frontrunner based entirely on an hallucinatory record of being the Big Bad Terrorist Fighter?

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