Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Worthwhile Political Reading

Charles Pierce's new column at Esquire is about Christine O'Donnell, the former anti-masturbation spokesmodel who won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware yesterday despite what I can only describe as a profound disconnect with reality. His concluding paragraph is:

She is what politics produces when we abandon self-government for self-gratification. And that's the real obvious irony in her victory on Tuesday night, and the only thing about it that truly matters. Christine O'Donnell's campaign is a successful exercise in angry, misfit masturbation, with as little to do with the deadly problems this country faces as some guy wanking in the balcony of a grindhouse has to do with Romeo and Juliet.

Can We Calm Down About Delaware's Tea Party Already?

I'd contend that it has even less. At least sex drive has some relationship to romance. Ms. O'Donnell's candidacy and fixing the problems in this country are about as orthogonal a pair of concepts as you can get.

(h/t Watertiger, without whom I never would have noticed this, I'm sure.)


3 comments:

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

She also scrubbed her website...there is NOTHING on it anymore. Check out Think Progress for more info on how she will remake herself now that she won.

Cujo359 said...

It's going to be hard to scrub all those YouTubes, though. That woman is crazy in a way that rabid, shit-eating bats can only admire.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Oh hell yeah she is. Hopefully the voters aren't into that sort of 'the crazy'. We can only hope.