2008 Running Scared
posted by September 26 at 10:30 AMon
This election year, I’ve been obsessed with following right-wing blog The Corner. They update all the friggin’ time—more than Slog, even—and it’s a necessary balance to The Huffington Post, which often makes me feel as though the election is in the bag for the Democrats. It’s important to know what the other side is doing, and important to remember that there’s a lot of work to do between now and November.
Plus, there are delightful moments of schadenfreude, as with this morning.
These two Corner posts, by Rich Lowry, are music to my ears:
A friend on Capitol Hill in a very dark mood thinks so. Last time, House Republicans got blamed for shutting down the government, this time they’ll get blamed for shutting down the financial system. He also worries—did I mention he’s in a dark mood?—that if nothing passes and the crash comes, the country may arrive at a turning point, moving irrevocably in the direction of a social democracy.
A Hostile Audience
One side effect of McCain’s debate gambit is, I’m told, that everyone at Ole Miss now hates him. It will make for a very hostile audience tonight among those students and faculty attending. He might have to apologize for creating the uncertainty or make some explanation up front, which is never ideal.
Also of note: two weeks ago, The Corner was all Palin all the time; every one of National Review’s bloggers were writing heartfelt mash notes to the VP candidate. Since her atrocious television performances, there has only been one real post about Palin in the last twenty-four hours, and that post was explaining that there was nothing wrong with not posting about Palin. Kathryn Jean Lopez explains, “Everytime there’s not a post on something — from a presidential hiccup to the Emmys — I will inevitably get an e-mail about the “deafening silence” of The Corner.”
I love watching Republicans try to justify themselves. It gives me a nice mushy feeling inside.