Uncivil Discourse

Because civility is overrated.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Final Thoughts On Rove (For Now)

I was going to write something more substantial; hell, I spent all day trying to think of what would be worth writing.

But really, at this point, I don't think there's much. What needs to be said's been said; Digby and Billmon have both been all over this shit. The last thing that I might've wanted to point out, The Rude Pundit did earlier this week. So, fuck it.

I would just add this piece of advice to the fine commentors over at Daily Kos, and elsewhere, that Pepper noted are really just no fun at all for not wanting to talk about the Rove mistress story. It'd be one thing if they didn't want to talk about it because, as commenter here and elsewhere and newest Blondsense blogger Anntichrist S. Coulter put it, it's not something we're going to buy unless the bitch's packing a footlong strap-on. No, they don't want to talk about it because it's mean and it makes us look like "smear merchants" to talk about it.

Shit, motherfuckers, if the shoe were on the other foot, you know Rove would be on the phones organizing a group to start going around to start peddling it to CNN and Fox Nooz? Remember that "Kerry had a mistress" story Drudge was pimping last election? You want to bet Rove didn't have anything to do with that?

Nah, fuck it. There's no point in being pure if we don't get a chance to actually do anything. You may as well start fondling yourself now, because you're just masturbating. For the time being, anyway, we've got to fight fire with fire; there's no point bringing a knife to a gun fight. Sure, it'd be nice if we could get away with the higher ground, but for the time being, let's just can the sanctimonious crap, shall we? It might be beneath us, but it's not beneath them. Shit, this kind of thing is way above them. If someone can actually argue that this is counterproductive, that's one thing. But don't merely say "It's beneath us." Hell, keeping it afloat is like telling someone to look into this Capone guy's financial records. There's no way to know if it'll work, but hey, we've gotta bring this chump down for something.

And yes, I realize everything I just said could be used as an argument for, say, torturing prisoners in Gitmo. But for the love of God, if you can't see the disanalogy there, you should go read some Mallard Fillmore. You might find it funny.