Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Pinkerton on Iraq

Newday's Jim Pinkerton, the pompous ass who appears regularly on the weekly media critic show "Newswatch" on FoxNews, has a pretty good column today about the war in Iraq ["The Iraq War, or America Betrayed"]
You gotta love these opening lines:
"One day, this Iraq War will be thought of as the Intellectuals' War. That is, it was a war conceived of by people who possessed more books than common sense, let alone actual military experience. Disregarding prudence, precedent and honesty, they went off - or, more precisely, sent others off - tilting at windmills in Iraq, chasing after illusions of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and false hope about Iraqi enthusiasm for Americanism, and hoping that reality would somehow catch up with their theory. The problem, of course, is that wars are more about bloodletting than book learning."
Amen to that Jim, amen.

Morse vs. Frank?
Self-proclaimed "right-wing extremist" and WROL talk radio host Chuck Morse is toying with the idea of challenging liberal Rep. Barney Frank. Morse, who lives in Brookline and is of the Jewish faith like Frank, is surely facing an uphill battle. But he is going great guns on the Web. Here is his latest piece about the possible race: ["The many faces of Barney Frank"].

Yes, the host of the sleaziest of sleazy TV talk shows Jerry Springer is thinking of running for Senate in Ohio. This isn't Springer's first time running for office. He was Mayor of Cinncinnati at one time until he cut a check to a hooker and was run out of town on a rail. However, Springer now wants to run for the exclusive club, currently making the rounds on the interview circuit, and even has as Web site: [http://www.runjerryrun.com]. On Sunday, I checked out his site and watched some of his videos. Sure, I was initially disappointed that the first words out of his mouth were about his parents surviving the Holocaust before coming to America. In my mind, there is nothing worse than a politician using the Holocaust as a tool in a political campaign. But as he went on, Springer made a pretty good case for himself and surprisingly, sounded like a pretty good populist! Who knows what will happen in that race but it should be a fun one to watch.

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