Our Stupid Election Cycle

Seriously, when the kids come to you with the history books open, how on earth are you gonna explain this one:

During the interview Tuesday on WDEL-AM, O’Donnell snapped her fingers and beckoned a spokesman to her side after the host of “The Rick Jensen Show” pressed her on how she would have handled the New Castle County budget differently from her Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who is the executive of the state’s largest county.

Jensen told The Associated Press that O’Donnell said after the interview that she would sue if the video was released. O’Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran then called WDEL general manager Michael Reath, demanded that the station turn over the video and threatened to “crush” the station with a lawsuit if it did not comply, Reath said.


“This is another example of the liberal media shamelessly attacking Christine O’Donnell to boost their ratings,” Moran said in the statement, even though Jensen, the host of the show in question, is a well-known conservative.

First of all, as usual, the defensive freakout is worse than the actual thing. So you need to beckon an underling over for assistance on an answer. Who hasn’t done that? I mean, what are underlings for? I’ve been an underling and half my job during that time was to pass a note over to the overling saying something like, “You just called him Bob, his name’s really Bill, and by the way your hair looks good.” It happens. But flipping the fuck out about it just makes you look paranoid and weak.

Second of all, I don’t think the race is still in question.

Third of all, God, please let this person go away after it’s over. Is anybody else just exhausted by this nonsense? I think it’s actually a really smart strategy, on the part of Republicans: Create this Tea Party thing, prop up a bunch of lunatic candidates to say such a sheer volume of stupid shit that the electorate can’t even hear it anymore. It’s like Charlie Brown’s teacher warbling. Blah blah blah America flag conservativecakes blah. Flap. Blargle.


8 thoughts on “Our Stupid Election Cycle

  1. I really love O’ Donnell, since you can just enjoy the show and not think “jesus fuck she’s about to be a senator”. Angle is less fun in that regard.

  2. Third of all, God, please let this person go away after it’s over.
    Yeah, you know that would be ideal but let’s face it, we all have Master’s degrees in Fundie Wingnut History by now. These political zombies never die. Hell, we’re dealing with the spawn of Phyllis Schlafly. Ralph Reed’s career should have been over when Abramoff went to jail but noooooo. There is no exile for these crackpots. Life is an eternal second act.

  3. Of course the press covers them. It’s a forever car wreck and they know the viewers like to slow down and gawp.
    It’s like a main-freeway-closing four-way collision of a school bus, a semi full of chickens, a beer transport, and a currency carrier. Every single day, all day.

  4. IDK, I hail from Iowa, whose populace has (without my help) elected Chuck Grassley to a billion terms in the Senate. Tom Harkin is also an idiot, but at least he’s one of OUR idiots.
    At this point it’s too late, but I wish Democrats had constructed a platform to run on.

  5. How in the world is it that the stupidity of threatening to sue (under these circumstances) isn’t the bull moose negative to the voters?
    A candidate threatening to sue because they were asked political questions in a political interview – that should be the kiss of death among the voters !
    To change the subject – If I go out at lunch today and vote absentee, will that stop me from seeing any more of the attack mailings and TV commercials?????

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