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Saturday, January 20th, 2007 at
1:31 pm and is filed
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UPDATE – I’ve tried to avoid left/right comparisons as best I can in this, but people are already noticing the obvious split along party lines, so I think now is as good a time as any to repeat something from yesterday’s early-evening pub-chat:
The dirty great blinkers on some of Guido’s most ardent supporters remind me of Al Franken and his thoughts on what it means to ‘love America’ in the book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. In it, he compares conservatives to four-year-old children who blindly love Mummy (and think that anyone who criticises Mummy is bad) and contends that liberals, by comparison, “love America like grown-ups.”
(Oh, and only because ‘Out From Under’ brought up John Prescott; is anyone else amused by the current run of “Guido is Guido” defence techniques? They’re beyond hilarious when you consider that they’re forgiving the ‘natural behaviour’ of a carefully crafted character.)