November 30, 2006

Oh, Good Grief!

Michael Ledeen gets top billing on Google News.

Worse yet, Ledeen and I actually agree on something (I feel dirty). We both think the Hadley memo was a faked leak from a White House that has been an ardent subscriber to Machiavellian techniques.

Beyond that, however, I have no idea what Ledeen is talking about. He dismisses the memo as a fake, then spends the rest of his article talking about how stupid the people who wrote it are, as if they had actually written it in all seriousness. In sum, it seems to be yet another dummy spit about how all the people with real power are still not listening to Ledeen's advice. Maybe the pressure is taking a toll.

And yet that seems to be how Ledeen makes a living: give some ridiculous advice (e.g. "Bush must attack Russia and China simultaneously, tomorrow") and then spit your dummy when the advice is not followed (e.g. "if we had invaded Russia and China last week, nobody would be complaining about Karl Rove")*.

The same could be said of many Conservative pundits, IMHO. Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Jeffery Goldstein - all smart-assed know-it-alls who make a living being smarmy and ridiculing anyone else's opinion, on any topic you care to name. Their fans latch onto them like parasites, like kids with low self esteem who swarm around the playground bully.

Who cares if they are wrong? These people don't care about the truth, they just want to sound clever. More than that, they want to rub other people's noses in their manifest cleverness.

They will get what they deserve. These things have a way of working themselves out. Mark my words.

* The real agenda is all about moving the Middle Ground in your preferred direction, of course.


Blog Archive