The WaPo, still trying to defend the dignity it shredded by its breathless endorsement of Dick and George’s Most Excellent Adventure in Iraq, has apparently instructed Fred Hiatt’s merry band of morons to tout the many virtues of war monger and barbecue chef John McCain. Today, it’s Robert J. Samuelson’s turn to piddle all over himself like an over-excited cocker spaniel puppy at the prospect of McCain inheriting George Bush’s commander-in-chief codpiece.
Samuelson starts with a drive-by swipe at Obama:
[A]ny feel-good fallout from electing Obama would soon fade. He’d have to earn popular support, and this would be made harder by a problem of his own making: He’d have to disavow much of his campaign rhetoric. The reason is that his campaign is itself a contradiction.
Don’t tell me that Samuelson is now going to contrast this to the rock-solid, never-change-in-a-million-years convictions of McCain. Say it’s not so. It’s so, kid, it’s so:
By contrast, no one can claim that McCain lacks convictions. … He has a hard time changing his mind, even when the evidence overwhelmingly suggests he’s wrong.
Fuck me. Has Samuelson been vacationing on the outer ring of the Oort Cloud for the past decade? Or has he been sequestered in a Trappist monastery making fruit cakes? Or is he just a dishonest shill trying to kiss Fred Hiatt’s ass and hoping to merit a fling with Anne Applebaum?
What a putz.