It’s so much less painful to just watch one of these TPM mash-ups condensing the Sunday yak-shows into four and a half minutes, isn’t it, rather than actually having to endure hours of inane pundits and complete mental cases like Bill (“wrong about everything”) Kristol yammering about the fate of the soon-to-be-former governor of Alaska.
On a semi-related Palin note, over at The Daily Howler, Bob Somerby savagely tilts at the so-called “liberal” media establishment:
In September 2008, Sarah Palin became the worst nominee for president/vice president in modern political history. For starters, she was young and unprepared. Beyond that, she simply didn’t seem to be smart enough. And she was baldly dishonest.
On balance, Palin was a horrible candidate. But when it comes to dumb and dishonest, she can’t hold a candle to the upper-class poovs who cover her comings and goings.
How dumb is Todd Purdum, to cite one example? Purdum is so dumb—and dishonest—that he’s cited by Maureen Dowd!
Maureen Dowd you already know. Purdum is the gruesome husband of former Clinton aide Dee Dee Myers—and a star at Vanity Fair. Last July, he published one of the most repulsive political profiles we’ve ever seen—a supremely slick/slippery hatchet job aimed at the vile one, Bill Clinton. Among other things, Clinton called Purdum “a really dishonest reporter,” “a real slimy guy” and a “scumbag.” And uh-oh! Bill Clinton was right!
Currently, though, Purdum is a liberal hero, revered for his repeat-all-the-tropes-for-the-rubes-in-the-Hamptons pseudo-profile of Palin.
And it gets worse — incredibly more so.