Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Race That Must Not Be Named


DALLAS – Three Texas men were indicted on federal gun and conspiracy charges Wednesday after officials linked them to a gun used in the shooting death of a U.S. agent in Mexico.

The grand jury in Dallas returned a six-count indictment against Ranferi Osorio, 27, a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars; his 22-year-old brother, Otilio Osorio; and their 25-year-old neighbor, Kelvin Leon Morrison, all residents of the southern Dallas suburb of Lancaster.

“Texas men”?

The Fox story doesn’t give us a photograph, but here is one taken from World News:


Um . . . yeah.  “Texas men” is exactly what jumps to mind as I look at this picture.

And for this we have Fox News?

New topic:  watching Sarah Palin perform on television is . . . painful.  But also necessary.

Personally, I like Palin.  I’m sure she’s a wonderful next-door neighbor.  And I can forgive her for her babbly, disjointed speaking style.  But in this fifteen minute interview, she can’t manage to say anything that she couldn’t have read in just about anybody’s newspaper editorial on the Libyan situation.  She didn’t articulate a coherent policy, she didn’t explain why or why not the conflict is in America’s interest, and she certainly didn’t say anything distinctively conservative.

When are we going to wake up to the fact that Palin is the new Richard Nixon:  a politician we like only for having obnoxious enemies, not for any articulated policies.


Anonymous said...

a politician we like only for having obnoxious enemies, not for any articulated policies.

Very good point: I think that is exactly her appeal.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it really is (her appeal). It's really pretty self-destructive. There was a time when they could win public opinion to their side, but with Palin they've lost it. Not just with the liberals, but with middle America and a lot of conservatives (my wife has never voted for a Democrat, but she says she really might if Palin were the GOP nominee).

Dr. Φ said...

Trumwill: just out of curiosity, does Clancy dislike Palin for being really conservative or for NOT being especially conservative? Or for not being good in interviews?

Anonymous said...

Less an issue of being too conservative or not conservative enough but rather that she doesn't really believe in anything except what sounds good at any given moment and yet is really sanctimonious about everything.

She actually gave Palin a pass on the Couric interviews (and was supportive then indifferent to her until right about the time she resigned). It was more what came after the election that really put her off (and put what happened during the election in a new light). She's come around to the view that those critical of her intelligence (and temperament) were, ultimately, right.

In the end, I seriously doubt that she would actually vote for Obama, but I moreso doubt she would vote for Palin (unless a whole lot happens between now and 2012). More likely she would simply write in the name of someone she wishes were running.