Ladies and Gentleman, I understand that NY Times Columnist Frank Rich has never been a favorite of those of us who sit on the right side of the political spectrum, but it is time for us to show some compassion. The man has totally lost it. And we should help the man.
Maybe it was sitting through one to many revivals of “No, No, Nannette” or that 1970’s revival of “Good News” that featured Stubby Kaye, Alice Fay and a live elephant, but it is very obvious that the brain of the former Theater Critic turned Political columnist is suffering some sort of Dementia.
He is losing his memory. Take his column yesterday for example first he blamed Senator McCain for the latest economic crisis, totally ignoring the fact that Senator McCain tried to introduce legislation for better oversight of Fannie and Freddi TWO YEARS AGO, but the bill was stopped by a threatened democratic filibuster:
For better or worse, the candidacy of Barack Obama, a senator-come-lately, must be evaluated on his judgment, ideas and potential to lead. McCain, by contrast, has been chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, where he claims to have overseen “every part of our economy.” He didn’t, thank heavens, but he does have a long and relevant economic record that begins with the Keating Five scandal of 1989 and extends to this campaign, where his fiscal policies bear the fingerprints of Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina. It’s not the résumé that a presidential candidate wants to advertise as America faces its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. That’s why the main thrust of the McCain campaign has been to cover up his history of economic malpractice.
Then the kicker. He is losing his sense of Judgment. He compares Joy Behar to Edwar R Murrow:
You know the press is impotent at unmasking this truthiness when the hardest-hitting interrogation McCain has yet faced on television came on “The View.” Barbara Walters and Joy Behar called him on several falsehoods, including his endlessly repeated fantasy that Palin opposed earmarks for Alaska. Behar used the word “lies” to his face. The McCains are so used to deference from “the filter” that Cindy McCain later complained that “The View” picked “our bones clean.” In our news culture, Behar, a stand-up comic by profession, looms as the new Edward R. Murrow.
See what I mean. The man is slowly becoming a pathetic drooling lunatic. How does the NY Times let him go out in public like that. I am telling you if we don’t act soon he might forget the way home or something like that. Maybe it was that one performance of “Home Sweet Homer” that he saw before it closed on opening night. It is obvious that the man needs to be put away in a home where he can stay home and watch I Love Lucy reruns.