It could be also be called the McRove Show, becausewe all recognize his particular filth, but Johnny Mac’s made the Faustian bargain with full awareness of the consequences. Power, or the promise of it, along with a place in history, will do that, I guess.
Still–sigh. I was emailing a friend yesterday and mentioned that I never thought it possible I’d just plain HATE the process. I’ve had at least some awareness of elections since 1972, my college major is political science (emphasis on Int’l Relations, but still)…and I’ve got a pretty decent knowledge–for someone who isn’t an academic or policy wonk–of what issues dominated national elections going back to…well, going back to the establishment of the Republic…I dunno, it’s just a hobby, I guess.
But watching John McCain and Sarah Palin morph into the two headed monster of a media driven process that dumbed down democracy to a level even below the lowest common denominator–an extended Jerry Springer marathon, but with a $500 billion dollar military budget instead of folding chairs–it’s beyond infuriating, particularly in light of the last eight years. I mean, good heavens: with this campaign, McCain‘s almost managed to make George W. Bush look…presidential (I wonder if that’s not a little something extra for Karl as he continues to steer the country into the mother of all ditches.)
And that’s about as dishonorable as it gets.