Monday, September 15, 2008

Mr. Nail, meet Mr. Hammer

He's talking about us, America. Shall we continue our addiction to lies and delusion, or shall we check into rehab? A wise man once said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting to get different results." Are we going to stop the insanity, or will we finally go barking, howling mad? Only our votes will tell.

Columnists -
But to succeed, deception needs a receptive audience. It needs the incurious, the unquestioning, the toadying. The effectiveness of the lies, in a year when comatose fleas should capably beat the shrewdest Republican, is telling -- not about the candidates' venality, but about the electorate's want: This isn't an election about change. It's an election about extending the denial that made the last eight years possible. Many Americans, maybe most, want to convince themselves that America's moral authority and example is undiminished despite the last eight years. (And who can blame them? Who doesn't wish it weren't so?) The last thing those brave Americans want is change. They want leadership that validates their delusion. Palin-McCain is their narcotic bridge to nowhere.
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