Tuesday, May 5, 2009

LDS versus BS

Ahh...remember back when this picture was taken? Man, those were the salad days, no? McCain-Palin were riding high, enjoying their post-convention bounce and being energized daily by the racist, xenophobe mobs that turned out support their events and demand Obama show his birth certificate. There to lend a helping hand was Uncle Mitt. You want to know how American Mitt Romney is? Why look...he's actually slapping his knee at Palin's obviously witty remark in the picture. You don't get any more hokey and folksy than actual knee-slappin', people.

Good times.

But those days are behind us and now wannabe GOP Presidential candidates are starting to snipe at each other, positioning themselves (if it's on Michale Steele's chessboard, please let him know) for 2012. The latest in this positioning is the Republican listening tour being conducted by Former Governors Jeb Bush (FL) and Mitt Romney (MA), and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor. Romney dropped a dig at Palin recently on CNN's "State of the Union:"

Romney, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” was replying to a question from
moderator John King on whether Time’s inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush
Limbaugh on their list of “The World’s Most Influential People” was good or bad
for the Republican Party.Romney, who has not ruled out another White House bid,
said he wanted more influential Republicans on the list before adding pointedly:
“I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would
suggest.”“But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most
influential people?” he continued. “I'm not sure. If it's the most beautiful, I
understand. We're not real cute.”

Unfortunately for Mitt and his testicles, he forgot to check with the Grand Poobah before making his dig. In discussing the three gentlemen listed above, Big Daddy Rush said:

They “hate” and “despise” the Alaska governor, Limbaugh said, and the “listening
tour” is nothing more than “an early campaign event” for the presidential
elections of 2012.

He went on to call Palin “the most prominent and
articulate voice” for American conservatism.

Limbaugh, then, presented himself as Palin’s bodyguard, and attacked her potential rivals for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2012 (or after). Both Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney were blasted by the conservative talk radio hurricane. “They want you to forget about Reagan,” Limbaugh said in response to Bush’s remark that conservatives have to stop hoping for something that once was, and look towards the future instead.

If you've recovered from laughing your ass off at the thought of Palin being the "most prominent and articulate voice" of anything, you may want to check out this video Palin's supporters made. I have to admit it's funny. Then again, I'm a sucka for Benny Hill music.

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