America’s conscience, the Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, has discovered a bright new light on his teevee screen! Let’s see, is there some vapid, invented political-media personality from 2008 that might impress this confused oldster as he navigates the complexities of a post-9/11 cable remote? Does she have literally nothing to do with politics and zero standing in the party she claims to be tangentially connected to? This is a … a … YOUTH TREND!
Can it be that the conscience of the Republican Party resides in a 26-year-old woman who has never held elective office and derives her authority, not to mention name recognition, for the fame of her father? I am referring to Meghan McCain, daughter of the once-forthright John, who said of Christine O’Donnell, the erstwhile witch and current Republican senatorial candidate from Delaware, that she is a “nut job.”
Oh you mean like Karl Rove said on Fox News the night O’Donnell won her primary? Yeah, good to see the WaPo copy desk apparently caught that so your lede could immediately be argued out of existence by this hyphenated addendum to the very next sentence:
This searing evocation of the truth, this refreshing statement of an obvious fact, has not come from any other Republican of note — although Karl Rove attempted something similar ….
Idiot. [Washington Post]