June 12, 2009
I know, I know . . . it’s been way too long since my last post. Here’s the problem: the two biggest issues of the moment are the ongoing financial meltdown caused by the Bush Bust-Out, and the increasingly insane and violent temper of conservative rhetoric. The first I have to avoid commenting on for professional, day-job reasons. The second gets a little monotonous — how many times can somebody write, “Haw haw, lookit the wacky wingers”? So lately I have the feeling that I just don’t have that much to add to the national political conversation.
On the other hand, I read this rant from the reliably zany Andrew Breitbart — proprietor of Big Hollywood, that online wingnut salt lick where washouts like Dirk Benedict go to whine about how Hollywood liberals wrecked their showbiz careers — and it seemed the least I could do would be to highlight the flakiest flake in any given week of flakery. And so, join me in calling on Andrew Breibart to put down his sippy cup, arrange the arms straps on his straitjacket and rise to take a bow as we salute Andrew Breitbart, Flake of the Week.