Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Oracle Has Spoken

Despite being universally panned for his cringe-inducing performance, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) has one advocate — Rush Limbaugh.

[T]he people on our side are really making a mistake if they go after Bobby Jindal on the basis of style. Because if you think — people on our side I’m talking to you — those of you who think Jindal was horrible, you think — in fact, I don’t ever want to hear from you ever again. … I’ve spoken to him numerous times, he’s brilliant. He’s the real deal.

Well, that settles that. The party of Lincoln is now taking orders from a guy sitting in a glass booth and shouting into a microphone. By the end of the day the critics had been silenced. To quote the immortal Bard, “I am Sir Oracle, and when I ope my lips, let no dog bark.” (The Merchant of Venice, I,1)

Now that’s leadership.

Update:South Carolina Mark Sanford wasn’t paying attention: “I don’t want [Obama] to fail. Anybody who wants him to fail is an idiot, because it means we’re all in trouble.”

Oh, now he’s done it.