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Friday, November 4, 2011

What the Hell Friday - Herman Cain Edition

I just heard Rachel and Eugene Robinson discussing the extraordinary weirdness of the Herman Cain campaign - if it is indeed a campaign.  They were speaking of it as performance art.  I have to admit that never occurred to me, and now it reminds me a bit of Pat Paulson.

The even weirder thing about this video is that the crowd cheers - wildly and with reckless abandon - when Cain says," I am the Koch brothers brother from, another mother."   OK - it was at a function sponsored by the Koch brothers group Americans for Prosperity.

If this is parody, it's brilliant, maybe even genius.  If it's real, then Cain is an inestimable buffoon.

The weirdest thing of all is that I seriously have no idea which of these propositions comes closer to the truth.


1 comment:

nanute said...

Totally o/t, maybe not so much, but I thought you'd enjoy this deconstruction of G. Mankiew from the Stand Up Economist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VVp8UGjECt4