Harmonic Convergence of Idiocy

May 26, 2007

From “Greetings from Idiot America,” Charles Pierce’s essay in Esquire:

At the end of August 2004, the Zogby people discovered that 57 percent of undecided voters would rather have a beer with George Bush than with John Kerry. Now, how many people with whom you’ve spent time drinking beer would you trust with the nuclear launch codes? Not only is this not a question for a nation of serious citizens, it’s not even a question for a nation of serious drunkards.

From yesterday’s Associated Press story:

Asked whom they would most like to chat with at a Memorial Day picnic, Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, was picked by 37 percent of all those polled when pitted against three other Republicans. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got 27 percent in the Quinnipiac poll released Friday.

Obama, the Democratic senator from Illinois, was chosen by 33 percent when grouped with three other Democrats. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., was second with 24 percent.

Munching hot dogs with smaller groups of people would be former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. ; former vice president Al Gore; former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and former GOP Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.Among Democratic respondents alone, more people chose Clinton than Obama, though more women overall chose Obama over Clinton.

Republicans picked Giuliani over McCain by 41 percent to 26 percent.

It’s good to know that the same great minds that covered the 2004 race are going to be on the job in 2008.


One Response to “Harmonic Convergence of Idiocy”

  1. Chucky Says:

    I guess the Quinnipiac poll has never heard of Ron Paul. They would much rather promote New York’s Mussolini or the wife of Slick Willie.

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