Wrapup: I did two columns about the Skip Gates affair this week, God help me. The first one is my “Think Again column.” It’s called “Why Does BarackObama Hate America? (Hint: Blame ACORN)” and it’shere.
Then there’s my Nation column, which is called, “Class, not ‘Race,’ withwhich I imagine most Nation readers will strongly disagree and that’shere.That’s all for now. Here’s Pierce, et al:
“My door knob keeps on turnin’, must be spooks around my bed/Ihave a warm, old feelin’, and the hair risin’ on my head.
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: “Standin’ In Your Stuff” (ZigaboMudslide)–You know, I was born in Worcester, Massachusetts–and I can proveit!–but it’s New Orleans that I love.
Part The First: Let’s all not get too giddy with this. The only reasons some of the clowns are distancing themselves from some of the other clowns in the little red car is that this stuff isn’t working. Yet. I guarantee you, if this nonsense ever starts showing a little traction, and I think it’s no longer a shot than 60-40 that it will, these people will be furrowing their brows as best they can–Coulter seems to be having her Botox applied by the Borglum family these days–and “cover the controversy.” And, if it doesn’t, it will be a regular talking-point about how these Very Serious People are so Very Different from the mouthbreathing wing of their party. Call me Kreskin.
Part The Second: With Parson Meacham in charge, you can apparentlysell Newsweek anything. I look forward to my next trip to NYC so I can see how the aluminum siding onthe building looks.
Part The Third: I think we need a few more earnest, serious paneldiscussions among elite journalists about what a force this clown is in our national politics. Also; “merciless rivers”?
Part The Fourth: The cats ‘n kittens at Ye Olde House Of Mulch ForBrains started off the week strongly, didn’t they? Hey, dudes. The birther nonsense is exactly no different in its essential crackpottery from a lot of what those around the GOP leadership like to call “position papers.” Also, sorry. You’ve been cheated. You can’t buy the Brooklynbridge. Someone sold it to Meacham last week. Just ask him.