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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More Crazy Or Less?

That's Santorum on the left, I think that might be Zimmerman on the right.

And so, as was written, the Blessed Sweater Vest of the Virgin Mary didst fold itself up upon itself.  It did come to a place of repose and struggled no more, but lay down amongst the weeds and brambles.

While I loath Rick Santorum as a humorless god-bothering yahoo, I shall miss the spectacle of the GOP nominating process.  I shall miss Romney working so hard to twist his personal narrative into whatever state he was trying to win at that particular moment.  "Cheesy grits" will probably edge out the height of the trees of Michigan as my favorite.  I shall miss that sense of mirthless humor when result roll in from another state and Romney STILL can't crack 50%.  In fact, I'm kind of curious to see how voting DOES go from here on out. I'm not entirely sure that Santorum won't win another state.  It's not like he had a great campaign apparatus anyway.

With Santorum slinking off to some right wing "think" tank any day now, our political narrative just became a little less loopy.

But rushing in to fill that void is apparently George Zimmerman.

His lawyers basically held a presser yesterday where they hinted none too subtly that Zimmerman is nuts.

You mean the Neighborhood Watch guy who tracked a teenage kid through his neighborhood while packing heat isn't entirely sane?  Who could have known?

In some ways little will change if it turns out Zimmerman is nuts.  The "stand your ground" law is still an odious license to vigilantism and the Sanford PD is still incompetent.  Oh, and Trayvon Martin is still dead.

Personally, I hope Zimmerman does become a reality TV star. I hope he gets his own show on Fox.

As a country we deserve no less than to be reminded that the most important thing in the Constitution is the right of lunatics to own weapons designed to kill other human beings.

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