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Monday, September 29, 2008

Political Science

posted by on September 29 at 16:01 PM

The Onion has a political blog now. Guest bloggers include Don DeLillo:

From across America, they come to Minneapolis, to Denver, in herds, teaming hordes filled with sounds, smells. In great tidal flows of seething humanity they ease around the I-beam sculptures and move into the sports arenas. They are loaded down with noisemakers and paper and special hats.

…and one of John McCain’s Vietnam torturers:

I can’t believe Friday’s big Presidential Debates might be postponed because John McCain doesn’t want to do them! Actually I can believe it. John McCain, who I used to know back in the day, is what you might call a pussy—at least when it comes to being incessantly tortured by the Vietcong, ie, me!

Also of note is this Point/Counterpoint:

It’s very rude of you to keep pointing out the myriad reasons I am unfit to be the governor of Alaska, much less vice president of the United States of America, when you know my Down syndrome–afflicted son is trying to get some much-needed rest. If you wanted to question my qualifications as a leader, you should have thought of that sooner, like, say, before I gave birth to a retarded child who would probably starve to death if I weren’t so selflessly and courageously dedicated to him.

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It's a sign of how bad things are that I categorized the Onion's blog in my blog reader as "News"...

Posted by Steve | September 29, 2008 4:28 PM

@1: Me too!

It's sort of like how John Stewart and the Colbert Report have become the best political coverage available on TV.

Posted by flamingbanjo | September 29, 2008 4:43 PM

The best part about the Point/Counterpoint is that the Point is actually a fairly cogent argument about why Palin is a terrible pick for VP. There's nothing funny about it at all.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 29, 2008 4:58 PM

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