Blog Credo

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

I Come To Bury Rudy, Not To Praise Him

No, seriously, I come to bury the asshole.

Rudy! roughly corresponds to Chris Christie this electoral cycle.  Both men are bluff, arrogant assholes of the sort that one finds everywhere from the Delaware River east to the Hamptons.  These are not traits that endear them to people who are not used to the sort of assholes that proliferate in the metropolitan NY area.

Just as Rudy! had a natural base in the NY press, so does Christie.  And together their base outside of the media is a yard wide and a millimeter thick.

That Rudy! Giuliani is a complete asshole is a surprise to no one.  But every once in a while he shambles into the national discourse to do us all a favor and remind us why we can be forever grateful that he was never and will never be President of these United States.

It's not his fault, he just wasn't raised the right way.

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