Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Kim-Chi and Spooge

From TAPPED:

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. The latest release for the RNC shows that Ed Gillespie certainly knew what he was talking about when he predicted “the dirtiest campaign in modern presidential politics.” It turns out, you see, that John Kerry is a North Korean agent. Our saga begins with a Reuters story quoting Kerry: “I’ve met foreign leaders who can’t go out and say this publicly, but boy they look at you and say, ‘You’ve got to win this, you’ve got to beat this guy, we need a new policy,’ things like that,” he said.

To this, the RNC responds:

Communist North Korea Is Only Government On Record Supporting John Kerry

Well now. The press release goes on to charge Kerry with such scandalous conduct as having a cousin who’s not only French, but actually used to be the environment minister of France. Even worse, they say he’s earned the support of the popular band Coldplay . . . a British band. So there you have it — a vote for Kerry is a vote for a massive conspiracy between Kim Jong Il and the English music industry to destroy the United States.

There’s a certain incoherence running through the release, though, which can’t seem to decide whether they’re trying to accuse Kerry of being a liar (because no foreign leaders have publicly endorsed him) or a dupe (because foreign leaders really do support him). At the end of the day, though, one would have to assume that most allied leaders would rather have a president who’ll place a priority on maintaining good relations with allies. But Bush can’t very well come out and concede that a Kerry administration would be good for American diplomacy, so instead we get this silliness about North Korea.

And for those of you wondered whatever happened to the spoogemongers of Willie Horton, Whitewater, and Paula Jones, they’re back too, cranking up the crackpots.

One of my fellow TLC bloggers, Rook’s Rant, wondered whether or not it’s getting too boring for bloggers like us to analyze Bush & Co. and “have settled into mocking them. I know I have. Oh, the big guns-CalPundit, The Left Coaster, Kos-they are all still offering their analysis. But some of us blogsphere denizens have become so bored with repeated attempts at analyzing the failures and stupidity of BushCo™ that it’s just more fun to mock them.” It’s not only more fun, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. The only sad thing is that so much is at stake.