Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quote of the day: Vietnam fantasy camp


Chris [Matthews] comes from that group of Vietnam avoiders -- he avoided the draft through the Peace Corps -- who have spent the past twenty years atoning on cable for their misconduct. The first such atonement was earned in 1999 and 2000, as these childish, under-grown ninnies received absolution from Saint John McCain in exchange for their fawning endorsements. In effect, the Straight Talk Express was a Vietnam Fantasy Camp -- and a confessional -- for these still-immature draft-avoiders.

I'm not with him on his tone of voice about the Peace Corps -- there was/is more than just avoiding Vietnam going on there -- but he couldn't be righter about McCain and the STE as the place where adolescent fantasies got redeemed by middle-aged warrior-wannabe media stars.

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