Wednesday, August 24, 2005

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

But try not to puke.

Crankyboy said this would happen and I agreed with him. As soon as the fan had distributed its load of fecal material, Pat Robertson, he said, would claim it was taken out of context and he didn’t mean that at all. Stupid, demented and megalomaniacal as he is, he can still tell he’s done something dumb that needs to be made so that it never happened.

What’s done cannot be undone said the Bard and what’s been said cannot be unsaid unless of course it’s been said to a member of the Religious right and ol’ Righteous Robertson, who once thought he could be President, has telegraphed the engine room for Full Astern.

Will it work? Who knows? The truth has long since become a commercial product and in a country where people are made to believe trucks handle better than sports cars and double bacon cheeseburgers will make you thin, people can be made to believe anything.

"I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces should 'take him out.' And 'take him out' can be a number of things” Said the man of God hoping that we won’t remember that he did in fact use the word assassination in the previous sentence: "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it."

We probably won’t remember and if we do, it will all be washed away in a wave of piety and prayer and condemnation of Liberals. Full speed astern and damn the cognitive dissonance. Pat will doubtless have more to say about this and other things and also without a doubt the money from the pockets of people of faith will keep rolling in as long as his mouth keeps telling his tale.

- it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


Crankyboy said...

Yes the Curmudgeon can think as cravenly as these people. He said what he really meant was that we kidnap him which is so much more saner and Christian-like. I saw some joke headline about him coveting Chavez's wife. To raise your blood pressure watch this here:

d.K. said...

What's so interesting and frustrating is that, six months from now, when one cites Robertson's murderous comments, the response will be, "oh, he was taken out of context and you know it..." And strangely, people will remember his claiming the remarks were misunderstood, but not the actual remarks. Thank goodness we'll always have Google.

Capt. Fogg said...

But only those people who care will use Google. Remember when Rush claimed it was a mistake when he compared Chelsea Clinton to a dog? That it was on a tape delay never came out, but people still believed his excuse.