The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Something to think about

Maybe it’s just me, or maybe I’m just not being cynical enough, which is always a possibility these days, but I assume everyone has noticed that while Mr. Akin has clearly shown that he is an idiot, he was, until recently, a relatively obscure Congressman running for the Senate in a state that most media types do not pay much attention to.  On the other hand, Mr. Biden has also clearly shown that he is an idiot, but the disapprobation does not seem nearly as severe or the media focus as intense, and yet he is only a heartbeat away from becoming the President of the United States.  Given the relative importance of the positions the two men are running for, one would think that the media would give more weight to Mr. Biden’s remarks than Mr. Akin’s.  After all, should the voters raise Mr. Akin to the office of United States Senator, he will merely be one idiot among many, whereas Mr. Biden will still be only a heartbeat away from the Presidency.  Something to think about, isn’t it?

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