The Ghosts of Cowboys Past
Posted by Ryne McClaren on April 27, 2010
Remember how we used to be governed by a dopey cowboy who used tragedy for political gain and drive-by pandering? All the while his sinister VP secretly ruled the planet (along with the Queen, the Vatican, the Gettys, the Rothschilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up)?
I’m sure glad that we don’t have that any more. What we have now is a government that is much more full of nuance.
National Security Adviser James Jones loves a good Jewish merchant joke, for example.
And Joe Biden plumbs the depths of head football coach Rich Rodriguez leaving West Virginia for Michigan… while eulogizing at the funeral of the tragically deceased WV coal miners.
Personally, I have a sensibility that is almost impossible to offend. Jones’ Jew joke? Inappropriate and disrespectful. Trade the jokes in your spare time. But I’m not offended, merely peeved that the man would actually think that saying something like that into a live microphone would be in good taste in any situation.
Biden’s remarks may well have captured the thoughts and personalities of the miners who lost their lives. But really?
But if you flip either of these situations back in time three or four years, I think you’ll see what I’m getting at.