Sunday, January 22, 2012

Newt's Theme

According to a little historical blurb accompanying the video at Youtube, Ms Simon is perported to be singing about Mick Jaggar in the song, but has never said if that presumption is true. Obviously, the song is a perfect ode to vanity. Jagger has a wonderful sense of humor--I'm surprised he hasn't covered the song by now if it is "about" him, and his "Some Girls" (see the Shine a Light movie) is close to being an ironic comment on the same territory as Carly's masterpiece.

Newt, on the other hand. If the press just covers him, he should win the marble on the GOP side. After all, he expresses all the GOP themes, and with gusto. If they keep having debates, he should blow Romney right off the stage, and Santorum as well. Then we'll see just how deep and wide the dark, bigoted underside of America and American history really runs. Newt as candidate is George Wallace and Rush Limbaugh, with just enough fey to bring in the Log Cabin Republicans one more time. And Newt will have Hannity, Limbaugh and all the rest as a free advertising campaign, 24-7.

This, then, will be the cholce:

Driftglass, who creates genius images like this nearly every day, will have much more articulate things to say about this particular banality of evil in the coming months. Be sure to check his site often. It's an easy address.

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