Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Country Mouse and the Court Mouse ...

Jack Kelly continues his glorification of the Tea Party this week, although he pulls off the neat trick of never mentioning the Tea Party by name today. I think that for some time at least some in the Tea Party have been as suspicious of elected Republicans in their district or State (those of the ilk of a Susan Collins or an Olympia Snowe). Still, Jack probably doesn't want to name names, partly because the GOP and the Tea Party still need each other to retake first the Congress and then the white House. One that's done, there will be time later for the Tea Party to purge the weak sisters from government

Still, I have to laugh reading some of Kelly's conclusions. If it's not religious discrimination that fuels opposition to the "Ground Zero Mosque" (which is not a mosque and is four blocks from Ground Zero), then what is it? Being miffed at the insensitivity and inappropriateness? But a strip club is appropriate for sanctified ground?

Kelly also states that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a lousy landlord, and jumps from that to stating that Rauf is not the moderate liberals think he is. Because he's a bad landlord? One has nothing to do with the other.

But I think the ultimate irony is that it would stretch the bounds of credibility to say that a Mitch McConnell or a John Boehner is anything but a Washington insider. So are those two worthy gentlemen really country mice or court mice?

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