Sunday, October 14, 2007

The bottomless bucket o' irony.

Has anyone else noticed the irony of an entire ideological demographic that, on the one hand, viciously savages a 12-year-old accident victim yet, on the other hand, courageously leaps to the defense of a battle-hardened four-star general because some people are allegedly being mean to poor little him?

Really, this is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it?


The Seer said...

Mark Kleiman turns his attention today to lecturing us on “invective management” with, inter alia, the observation that Winston Churchill — now there’s a true conservative — once defended his defense of Uncle Joe after Barbarossa, with the remark that "If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.”

What Herr Doctor Kleiman expects from us today is “Having Gen. Sanchez’s back,” as he puts it, the idea being that even if the good three-star didn’t execute his personal wet dream as well as some of us may have hoped, “for the moment Gen. Sanchez has chosen, at some personal risk, to take our side[;] we ought to do what we can to reward that behavior rather than punishing it.”

Which is another we of saying we all ought to gang up on The Right Honorable General Sir David Petreus, defensor pacis and all that, since Sir David is the one who’s presently giving it the Good Old All-American College Try, even though arguably he hasn’t been precisely perfect in his own execution that very same wet dream.

Me, I prefer kicking the twelve-year-olds, particularly when they’re down, having improvidently gotten themselves into some kind of accident.

Ti-Guy said...

"Invective management"...what the holy cunt can that possibly mean?

That guy said...

It makes perfect sense if you remember one of the basic, unspoken assumptions of the right-wing world view: power and responsibility are inversely proportional to each other.