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Dumb Old Man Wanks To John McCain’s Daughter

Clownpants.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!

Type, moron:

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]

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    1. chicken_thief

      It is an odd use of the phrase considering he applied it to Mz. Celibate, who presumably never gets "a nut"….

  1. finallyhappy

    No one at the Post needs factchecking or copyediting- IT is the Washington Post and this was written by Richard Cohen. Would you suggest fact checking the Bible???

  2. 7pilesofwisdom

    Never figured the paper that broke Watergate would become The Journal of Early Onset Alzheimer's…

  3. LionelHutzEsq

    And to think, the Post thinks that it can find someone that can write as well as Cohen randomly on the Internet.

  4. SayItWithWookies

    Oh come on — it's not like anyone's going to ask whether a pathological hydrocephalic lying megalomaniac Texan is the conscience of the Republican Party — because the answer might compromise someone's journalistic integrity. Better to assign that role to a dopey narcissist with no conception of reality, just for fairness.

  5. metamarcisf

    When the Post has a contest called "you too can be a pundit", you know darn well that whom they're really looking for is the next Paul Harvey.

  6. Steverino247

    Wasn't his guest voted by her high school class to be the "Girl Most Likely to Be Found Unconscious in a Marine Barracks?"

  7. chicken_thief

    If Wolf Blitzer didn't have a bad ass name like "Wolf Blitzer" he would look just like that pussy with the really pussy name of "Dick Cohen"…

  8. JMPEsq

    Meghan is lucky she doesn't work at the Post, considering how Richard likes to treat young women he's attracted to there.

  9. weejee

    Sounds like Richard Cohen was enjoying his Sunday morn Metamucil Bloody Mary while watching ABC's This Weak where Meggers was chillin' with her homies – George Will and the Roundtable croners .

    1. V572625694

      Is there any more wonderful way to spend Sunday morning than watching the journo circle-jerks on the MSM?

  10. Wadisay

    Still, it's kind of nice to see anyone at the WP dip their toe in the water of objective reality, even if it's as obliquely as this. If tomorrow's WP headline reads, GOP Taken Over by Barking Lunatics; Thousands Flee for Lives, I would actually be semi-impressed.

  11. Monsieur_Grumpe

    Richard Cohen probably doesn’t have very good eyesight, it might be fun to put a blond wig on a roofie inhibited Karl Rove and drop him off on Cohen’s doorstep.

  12. i_AM_ready

    This is why I get all my news from Wonkette. Every time I see something in WashPost, I saw it weeks or months or years earlier in Wonkette.

  13. widestanceroman

    But, does he call out, 'Cindy' when he. . .NO, I will not complete that, because I took a last look at his photo to justify my contempt for him, and knew it was a comment too far.

  14. obfuscator2

    oooooh that's so mavericky of her to say! i assume she'll drill deeper and examine the roots of the political climate that allowed nutjob candidates like o'donnell, angle, and paul to win their primaries. who really got the ball rolling when it comes to the current state of the gop… oh yeah, it was her dad and his mavericky decision to pick sarah palin as his running mate two years ago.


  15. JustPixelz

    Is there anybody in America who hasn't called Christine O'Donnell a "nut job"? Karl Rove said it on the teevee, while the rest of us — Papa McCain included — just said it at the dang teevee.

  16. JustPixelz

    Give the guy credit for noticing the rarity of a Repubican bootstrapping off their father's or mother's fame. No self-respecting Repubican would do such a thing. Only Meghan McCain, right?

    There's Chris Wallace. But he's only a Fox reporter. Well, Liz Cheney too. I guess you'd have to include Rand Paul. Ben Quayle. Lisa Murkowski. Trig Palin (eventually).

    And Dubya Bush.

  17. Badonkadonkette

    Megs McCabe, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Megs-Mc-Cabe: the mush of the mouth taking a trip of three mashes on the lips to mush, at Megs, on the gums. Megs. Mc. Cabe.

  18. Tommmcattt

    I saw Meggie on the news this morning, I forget which channel. SHE WAS ARTICULATE AND WELL-INFORMED. Really.

    Now we just need the seventh sign and and whole mess is over.

  19. Beowoof

    You know Megs could be a pundit. And I know I would watch regularly if she did her punditry topless. Otherwise she should like every other Art History major, make my latte and shut up.

  20. Redhead

    Megs as the conscience of the Repugnant party. It wouldn't surprise me – she IS focused on her own un-earned wealth, overflated sense of self and tits.

  21. LetUsBray

    Whenever I see a pic of Dickie Cohen, I'm reminded of a ditty that was considered the height of wit and sophistication when I was in the 5th grade:

    Colonel Sanders came to town,
    Riding on a chicken,
    Stuck his finger up his ass,
    And called it finger lickin'.

    Of course, it now needs updating. But I just can't fit the rhyme scheme or meter with,

    Stuck his finger up his ass,
    And called it a column in the Washington Post.

  22. transfatz

    Richard, at some point, preferably yesterday, you must learn to be attracted to middle-aged women.

  23. CrankyLttlCamperette

    I think you are misunderstanding the circle jerk concept. To further explain it will evoke images I can never unsee and I'm fresh out of brain bleach this week.

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