Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:08 AM
muriel_volestrangler (81,539 posts)
Charles Pierce: The Nuttiest Post About Chuck Hagel
Posted partly for its political point, but mainly for the brilliance of the opening paragraph:
The voices inside the head of Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin are unanimous in their dislike for Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who is the president's nominee for Secretary Of Defense. I think this is an unusual display of harmony for the voices inside Jennifer Rubin's head since, during the presidential campaign just past, all the voices in Jennifer Rubin's head had different opinions regarding Willard Romney. Was he merely awesome? Super awesome? Super-duper awesome? Super-duper-infinity awesome? Or was he a steaming super-duper-infinity awesome hunk of brilliantly coiffed man-meat who could make the bobsleds run on time while hitting Lady Liberty's G-spot until she crooned "Columbia, The Gem Of The Ocean." Now, though, all the voices hate Chuck Hagel. It must be a lot quieter around Rubin's ears these days.
This latest one is spectacular. The kinks are particularly delicious. We discover that the J-Street Project is "anti-Israel." We discover that Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is Rubin's idea of what a behavioral psychologist should be, that some folks around the Senate told Tiger Beat On The Potomac that Hagel did some things they didn't like much, and that somebody who writes for the Times Of Israel doesn't have a really good idea of the difference between the job of an elected senator and the job of an appointed Cabinet member and thinks that Hagel is just as unschooled on the subject as the columnist is. And then, of course, there is the learned opposition of former liar-for-hire Ari Fleischer and Bill (Wrong) Kristol, who should be exiled from the public discourse until he has done six months bedpan duty at a VA Hospital.
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