Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Rollingstone McChrystal Interview & Playboy 'Rogues of K Street' Confession Links

The Rollingstone Interview: The Runaway General
Stanley McChrystal, Obama and top commander in Afghanistan, has seized control of the war by never taking his eye off the real enemy: The wimps in the White House

GREAT Playboy Article: Rogues of K Street - Confession of a Tea Bagger Consultant:

...And Randi Rhodes Newsletter for Wednesday June 23rd 2010

BREAKING: McChrystal out; Petraeus in
On a day when the inflammatory statements of General Stanley McChrystal are grabbing all the headlines, the General still has plenty of competition in the “most embarrassing quotes” category. Let’s look at some of the contenders. Perennial embarrassment Sharron Angle, Senate hopeful from Nevada, has managed to spew as much stupidity as General McChrystal. And she didn’t have a reporter embedded for a month with her—she’s actually running away from reporters. Angle says the unemployed are spoiled: “We have put in so much entitlement into our government that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said ‘you don’t want the jobs that are available.’” So that’s the problem with the unemployed—they have it too good. I don’t know what is more shocking—the fact that Sharron Angle is extreme enough to have these kinds of veiws, or the fact that she’s stupid enough to say them out loud.
What would a “dumb quotes” contest be without Michael Steele? In an interview Michael Steele said “George Bush created a lot of jobs.” That was a mistake, if only because it made people look up the number of jobs that George Bush created. In fact, even the Wall Street Journal says that George Bush “shows the worst track record for job creation since the government began keeping records.” There’s George Bush’s biggest mistake—he shouldn’t have allowed anyone to keep records on this stuff.
In the “stupid lies” category, we have Jon Kyle, who flat out lied when he claimed President Obama said in an Oval Office meeting that he doesn’t want to secure the border. Here’s how you know Jon Kyl made that up—President Obama is not stupid enough to say something like that. But Jon Kyl is plenty stupid enough to say something like that.
Nice work, people. I didn’t even mention Orin Hatch, who wants to drug-test the unemployed or the judge who lifted the moratorium on deep water exploratory drilling in the Gulf. But the winner is still General McChrystal, who is evidently going to retire as the champion. So there’s an opening for a new champ. Are you listening, Rand Paul?

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