Stoaty sums up: WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
Sunday was Ronnie’s centennial, and here’s my take on his enduring popularity: Ronald Reagan was the last guy I voted for who didn’t give me the creeps.
We can talk philosophy and track record some other time. I’m trying to put my finger on a basic and near universal quality of our political figures — right, left and center. There’s something wrong with them.
Something creepy wrong. They give off the paste-eating-kid-from-kindergarten vibe.
Ronald Reagan wasn’t an ordinary person, of course. Neither is Sarah Palin. “Ordinary” is not a desirable quality in a leader. But they are among the few people in political life who don’t seem like they probably wet the bed until they were thirty.
Accompanied by a very nice shot of Palin astride a horse, which will probably lead to a lot of screaming, hand-flapping, and pointed questions from the deranged and moronic about why she isn’t riding side-saddle, ferrchrissake.