That's just funny
What name you posting over at that blog under?
Ed Naha, my new best friend: http://mkanejeeves.com/?p=191
"Most older liberals weren?t born with silver spoons embedded in their mouths ... maybe popsicle sticks if they were lucky. Most came out of hard-working families. My Dad was a factory worker, my Mom was a mom and my first real summer job, at the age of 16, was working for the city, hauling trash and cutting weeds.
"We don?t like being lied to and we acknowledge the reconfigured Lou Dobbs on CNN and the always brilliant Keith Olbermann on MSNBC as our last vestiges of truth-telling on cable news networks.
"But, I would also add a third name to that list. A fella named Jack Cafferty, encased in CNN?s train-wreck of a show ?The Situation Room.? He?s only on a few minutes every hour, soliciting and, later, commenting on, viewer e-mails. But, this guy is a primo-muckraker. A throw-back. A caustic gem.
"Two weeks ago, when Rumsfeld proposed that leaving Iraq was the equivalent to our leaving post-war Germany to the Nazis Cafferty, shirt-sleeves rolled up, dead-panned: ?The other overriding lesson that none of them ever seem to learn is that they shouldn?t just open their mouths and say stupid things.? Ow!"
I on the other hand was middle class, very very middle class, but brought up to know the value of money and to be grateful for my good fortune. So grateful in fact that I wanted it spread around, I wanted everybody to be as lucky as I knew I was. That's the difference between me and George W. "I was born in Connecticut, betcha cant tell" Bush. I want what I had for everybody, he wants what he had only for himself and his friends.
Cafferty: ?What should Karl Rove do if he is indicted??He might want to, he might want to get measured for one of those extra large orange jump suits, Wolf, because looking at old Karl, I?m not sure that he?d, they?d be able to zip him into the regular size one.?
Blitzer: ?He?s actually lost some weight. I think he?s in pretty good shape.?
Cafferty: ?Oh, well then, maybe just the regular off the shelf large would handle it for him.?
Blitzer: ?But, you know, it?s still a big if. It?s still a big if.?
Cafferty: ?Oh, I understand. I?m, I?m just hoping, you know. I love, I love to see those kinds of things happen. It does wonders for me.?
When Blitzer, who has to tout and/or cover long-winded partisan blather, talks back? Jack slaps back.
Cafferty: ?Do I look like I just fell out of the back of a vegetable truck to you??
Blitzer: ?No, you look like Jack Cafferty??
Comedy doesn?t get any better than that.
When Cheney decided to spill his guts (?) on Fox after gunning down a lawyer, Cafferty wasn?t overly impressed.
Blitzer: ?First of all, Jack, what did you make of **** Cheney?s interview today??
Cafferty: ?Well, I obviously didn?t see it ?cause it hasn?t been released in its entirety yet, but I ? I would guess it didn?t exactly represent a profile in courage for the vice president to wander over there to the F-word network for a sit down with Brit Hume. I mean, that?s a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain?t it? I mean, where was the news conference? Where was the ? where was the access to all of the members of the media? I don?t know. You know? Whatever.?
Blitzer: ?You still think he needs to do a full-scale news conference in front of all of the cameras, all of the reporters, and ask whatever they want??
Cafferty: ?That?s never going to happen. But, I mean, running over there to the Fox network to ? I mean that?s ? talk about seeking a safe haven. He?s not going to get any high, hard ones from anybody at the F-word network. I think we know that.?
Gotta say, Cafferty and Olberman are the only things worth watching on the Goggle Box, at least as far as Current Affairs goes. [Remember Current Affairs as a type of news, before the tabloid infotainment industry ruined the term and then ruined the regular news as well?]