Just how stoned do you have to be to write for the Daily Beast? Or is this merely a Sunday problem? Everybody’s too hung over to be sane, apparently.
Clarence Thomas Is a Long Shot for President, But His Candidacy Makes a Lot of Sense
by Adam Winkler | The Daily Beast | Feb 26, 2012
. . While Christie and Bush might be fine candidates, perhaps the Republicans should consider a more inspired and game-changing pick: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Who thinks this is a good idea? Other than Adam Winkler and a couple of poo-flinging bloggers? If you’ve seen interviews with Thomas, you know what a hump of clay the man is. Phlegmatic, intellectually incurious and self-regarding, Clarence is more donkey than dude.
Thomas as a politician would be a hilarious flop. The guy’s currently got a gig where the opinions of others hold absolutely no sway over his well-being. No matter what anyone else thinks, he can’t be fired. It’s the easiest gig in the world for anyone with a point of view. And he hasn’t said a syllable in six years.
I would love to see Thomas try to convince anyone of anything, ever.
. . Thomas is outgoing and charming off the bench. When he was on tour promoting his autobiography, he easily engaged audiences with his wit, insight, and willingness to talk straight about his upbringing and the Court. About his refusal to ask questions, he’s drawn laughs by joking that his “colleagues should shut up!”
That’s funny? The other justices carrying their weight? No, that’s Thomas. He’s an ass. He’s a hack far out of his depth who’s been leveraging his mind-boggling good luck for gifts and glory. He’d be beyond stupid to resign his position just to become the latest and greatest 2012 Republican embarrassment. And while we’re talking dumb:
Mitt Romney Is a Canny Politician Doing What’s Necessary to Survive the Primaries
by Lee Siegel | The Daily Beast | Feb 26, 2012
Here’s an outrageous proposition. The Republican primary race is not chaos, or a clown show, or a travesty of the political process. It is going exactly as it was meant to go.
Here’s another one. Mitt Romney is not a stumbler, or a bumbler, or a fool. He is a shrewd man painstakingly making his successful way through a complicated situation.
It’s going so predictably well, isn’t it? What gainsaying bullshit.