Friday, February 29, 2008

Last Refuge of the Scoundrel

The GOP has Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) taking point in trotting out the attacks against Senator Obama; I saw him last week on Bill Maher mouthing the typical talking points the GOP is trying to embed in the American subconscious. Mostly 'unpatriotic' themes: his wife hates America, the Senator is a terrorist sympathizer, he's black, he's a Muslim, etc. Representative Kingston has the requisite plastic anchorman look for this job, but his skills as a front man for these attacks is so limited that I can't help but wonder if it's a secret ploy to make us all complacent about how poorly the GOP will campaign this summer and fall. This clip of him 'slamming' Obama for not wearing a flag lapel pin, all while not wearing one himself, is so laughable that it completely neutralizes him as an effective spokesman. I doubt we'll be seeing him on the TeeVee any more.