Friday, May 7, 2010

Quote of the day: By their white bucks shall ye know them

It's not just terrorists who give themselves away by their footwear.

I predict that you're unlikely to run into a more apt analogy today than this one by Steve at No More Mister Nice Blog:

[Tea Partiers will] vote GOP because the GOP will have distilled the most potent rhetorical tropes of the tea party movement and will be selling them back to the 'baggers, just like cynical record executives mining the safest aspects of early rock and roll and selling them back to the kids in Pat Boone's white bucks.

Pat Boone jokes aside, he's absolutely right: If there's one thing that the GOP knows how to do, it's push the right buttons to keep people they don't really care about on board until after the next election.

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