“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, April 09, 2009

in which we discover that we've been getting all bent out of shape over something that actually shows that we're kind of winning

Yes, it's annoying, as someone who holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from WTAMU that Karl Rove will be speaking as part of the commencement festivities. Sure, it would have been nice if Dr. Pat "Mix Me Another Hurricane" O'Brien could have been less disingenuous when asked directly if Rove was the commencement speaker. But, check this out, from this week's New York magazine:

Consider: in order for Turdblossom to be the speaker at a school neither he nor the staff of New York magazine had probably ever heard of, the whole thing had to be sneaked past the faculty, staff and student body in the dead of night. Dr. Pat "718 St. Peter, a block off Bourbon Street" O'Brien acknowledged that Rove was a "controversial" choice-- even in Canyon, Texas, the most conservative town in the most conservative region in the United States.

Meanwhile, Obama administration bigwigs Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Eric Holder are speaking at places like NYU, Barnard, Syracuse, and Columbia. Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy stalwarts Nancy Pelosi and Oprah Winfrey are speaking at Johns Hopkins and Duke. Even James Franco-- recently famous, might I remind you, for playing a drug dealer in Pineapple Express as well as Harvey Milk's lover-- is speaking at UCLA.

And Karl Rove? The best gig he could get was so far out in the middle of nowhere, he might as well be making a drunken speech in Mos Eisley Cantina, Tatooine.

And we don't even want him.