Monday, August 11, 2008

Can I have this woman's job?

Have you noticed how many pundits are the children of well-connected people? Jonah Goldberg of the National Review is the son of Lucienne Goldberg and he got famous just by using his living room to tape Monica Lewinsky.

Bill Kristol, one of the wrongest men on the planet, nearly as wrong as David Brooks who is widely known as the Prince of Wrong, rode his father's intellectual coattails into punditry and is now a staple of Fox News and other outlets for bloviated air.

Cokie Roberts is daughter to famously missing politician Hale Boggs. She's the darling of NPR and staple of ABC News, appearing every Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, partnered with the chinchilla-pated Sam Donaldson, making a duo that is so goddamn vacuous they make George Will seem sane.

Yesterday and again this morning on her weekly NPR slot, Cokie opined about Obama's vacation:

"...I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place. He should be at Myrtle Beach and if he’s going to take a vacation at this time. I just think this is not the time to do that."

Yeah, that's right. Obama should have gone to Myrtle-fucking-Beach, the butt crack of the Eastern shore, so he wouldn't look so exotic. Maybe stopped of at South of the Border on the way, got hisself a cool Pedro sombrero and a trunk full of illegal fireworks.

Because no real American goes to Hawaii for vacation. That's just crazy.

And whose grandmother lives in Hawaii, anyway? Doesn't she know that, by law, grandmothers live in Florida?

At least Cokie knows that Hawaii is a state, so I guess we should be grateful for that.

Honest to God, could an addled, rabid marmoset be any more inane? And could an addled marmoset replace that patch of roadkill on Sam Donaldson's spotted noggin? And wouldn't Addled Marmoset make a great band name?

How do these people get their jobs? Is there an opening? Because if it takes saying stupid shit like this every Sunday morning to pull down the big bucks, I'll make the sacrifice and get drunk earlier.

I can start right away.


pattinase (abbott) said...

We have a good friend who is African-American and he has told us what happens when African-Americans go to places like Myrtle Beach. So they have had to develop their own vacation spots-and there are few. White Americans seem to regard blacks at vacation spots as even more uppity than blacks in their neighborhoods or in the White House. I am so ashamed of us all most days.

JD Rhoades said...

This is almost as stupid as Chris Matthews criticizing Obama for ordering orange juice. It's very clear that eh so-called "liberal" media is getting desperate for things with which to slam Obama.

MiloinNY said...

Dear ol' Cokie has been a tool of the beltway party scene for far too long. I'm surprised anyone still takes her seriously.

John McFetridge said...

Just to continue what Patti is saying, now would be a good time to mention John Sayles terrific movie, "Sunshine State."

Beneath the Carolina Moon said...

Passing through on my weekly visit to the interweb, I noticed the dog story, and think that's neat. As for this post? My! My! Aren't we getting testy and sensitive these days?

If I were a candidate's advisor, which gladly I'm not, I would advise them; okay if you must, fly over and visit grandma, make a couple of campaign stops, then take the family to Disney like normal American consumer buffoons do. Oh yeah, and don't forget to put on a cowboy hat when you're passing through Texas on your way back. See yah next week,


Jennifer said...

Dave, you crack me up. Your observations and your summary of these events is so freaking on target! Thanks for making me laugh in light of this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

"chinchilla-pated Sam Donaldson"