Politics This Is What Delusional Looks Like
Right-wing blogger John Hinderacker (known as “Assrocket” on liberal blogs) managed to finagle himself a tour of the Oval Office with President Bush the other day. Here’s some of what he had to say about it:
It was an absolutely riveting experience. It was the best I’ve ever seen him. Not only that; it may have been the best I’ve ever seen any politician. If I summarized what he said, it would all sound familiar: the difficult times we live in; the threat from Islamic fascism—the phrase drew an enthusiastic round of applause—the universal yearning for freedom; the need to confront evil now, with all the tools at our disposal, so that our children and grandchildren can live in a better and safer world. As he often does, the President structured his comments loosely around a tour of the Oval Office. But the digressions and interpolations were priceless.
The conventional wisdom is that Bush is not a very good speaker. But up close, he is a great communicator, in a way that, in my opinion, Ronald Reagan was not.
Hinderacker has gone off his rocker in a similar fashion (at least) once before, back in July of 2005 when he famously wrote:
It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
Hysterical, I know. But as many a blogger often points out, it’s not so funny when you consider Hinderacker is routinely a guest pundit on CNN’s Reliable Sources. “The Most Trusted Name In News” indeed.