Sunday, November 6, 2011

Your War Criminal Post At Work

Is everyone sufficiently nauseated yet? If I were the writing the lede...

"Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, the Ebony and Ivory of Sleaze, appeared at a mutual book publicity event in Texas today."

P.S. Some call it Fox on 15th Street, which isn't a half bad description.

(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.)


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The whole thing makes me want to puke. "Lover of ideas? Lover of life?" What the hell is this hop-head hagiography?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's from Frank Luntz, professional GOP spin-meister.

While some parts of the document delve into sophisticated dos and don’ts, Luntz begins with advice that adheres to time-tested public relations maneuvers:

“convince them of your sincerity and concern” for the environment” (p. 132)

make use of broad, clear principles – promote “common sense” policy (p. 131); “people don’t understand the technicalities of environmental law – but they do understand the benefits of conservation of water, land, and open spaces” (p. 135)

unite Americans by emphasizing our shared rights and beliefs: “we all want to move towards a healthier, safer future” (p.131); “we all want/deserve clean air/water” (p.134)

Philip Rucker, on the other hand, is Washington Post "straight news" reporter. It's like they're not even trying to pretend anymore.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeah, that makes sense. Health care is exactly like fast food.


One way in which health care is like fast food in this country?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


P.S. I'm looking Philip Rucker's heroic gooper labels and thinking, "This guy spent a lot of time on role-playing games."

What say you, zombie-architect?

blue girl said...

I watched it.

Man, Newt loved that mic! And talked a lot about the intellectual something or other of Chile.

Actually, they both referenced Chile a lot. But, I don't remember why. Must admit I wasn't listening as much as observing in the wonderment of it all.

Thunder, we're going down to The Ed Show Tues night I think. Are you?

blue girl said...

I need to make a sign. Would you guys die if I made a sign that said, "Rock You Like A Herman Cain!" And I got on TV? What would you give me?


Also and such as:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Hey bg, I hadn't even realized that was going on, what time do you think you'd be there? I could probably do it.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

What would you give me?

Green Plastic Cookies, of course.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

What say you, zombie-architect?

I think he spends a lot of time narrating everyday events to himself.

blue girl said...

See, Zombie? You never even experienced my awesome cookies for yourself. You are just believing propaganda that has been perpetuated by bitter, bitter bloggers. Where...

Bitter, Bitter, Bloggers = Losers


blue girl said...

Thunder, The Skimmer's gonna figure out all the details and then I'll let you know!

Randal Graves said...

Is there an election soon or something?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Dueling book tours.

RegneryDome! Two assholes enters...One asshole leaves! ...ummmm, followed by the other asshole.

Jennifer said...

One asshole leaves! ...ummmm, followed by the other asshole.

The Human Centipede of Politics!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Will the pretend candidacy of the man who never had a remote chance of winning the nomination, let alone the presidency, be derailed by the sexual harrassment scandal?

Ugg for President!

Substance McGravitas said...

"Lover of ideas? Lover of life?"

It is a hermanewtic catastrophe.

Laura said...

I have pms and therefore, no idea what's going on here. Who am I kidding? I rarely have a clue about politics, especially American politics.

I'll just smile... :) and move along.