Monday, October 29, 2007

Short Attention Span Musing

Just a Republicans being Republikkkans kind of day...

...Dick Cheney went hunting today.

The good news (by Republican standards, anyway :) ) - no lawyers were shot.

The bad news (by the standards of normal folks, anyway) - the hunting trip was to a private club that displays (get this!) a Confederate flag.

From the New York Daily News -

Nobody got shot, but Vice President Cheney still fired up controversy Monday when he went hunting at a private club that hangs the Confederate flag.

A Daily News photographer captured the 3-by-5 foot Dixie flag affixed to a door in the garage of the Clove Valley Gun and Rod Club in upstate Union Vale, N.Y.

...Want positive proof that the 'family values' Arizona Republicans make a mob family look like the Waltons?

Now the Maricopa County Republicans are promoting a "gala reception" for Russell Pearce (R-National Alliance) as he "explores" a run against Congressman Jeff Flake (CD6), one of their very own.

What does Flake have to do to get a little love from his own party? I can understand Democrats disliking him - on social issues, he makes Barry Goldwater look like a bleeding heart and his "crusade" against earmarks always seems to focus more on community-based projects than on real waste like no-bid contracts and the like - but why do other Republicans hate him so much?

In addition to all of the reasons that Democrats can't stand him, he's intelligent, hard-working, untainted by scandal, and while he is *definitely* wrong on nearly every important issue, he isn't an embarrassment to his district or his state.

Hmmm..."not an embarrassment"...hmmm....

Maybe, in a perverse sort of way, that's the real problem here.

Consider the scheduled headline endorsers at Pearce's soiree -

Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas of "let's arrest journalists for writing uncomplimentary articles about us" fame.

Those two are perfect for Pearce - nobody can say they don't embarrass the state.

...The Bush State Department has given the Blackwater security guards responsible for killing 17 Iraqi civilians immunity from prosecution.

No wiseass-ery here. This is just too disgusting.


1 comment:

Man Eegee said...

I wonder if vigilante Pearce has any appeal outside of his legislative district. He's a one-trick pony but there are plenty of them galloping (and shitting) in Congress.

I feel you on the blackwater b.s., it's just disgusting.