Say Anything was a cute, innocent 80’s movie about teenage angst and romance. The Say Anything party came to power in the 80’s and 90’s and has been slowly rotting from the top down ever since. Today’s latest installment from Red State:
Attention Virginia. Sure,
John Mark Karr’sJim Webb’s supporters can hide behind the “it’s just fiction” defense. But you really want to do that? Do you really want to defend a guy with that sort of imagination?
Well, it’s time to wake up and realize the Democrats have nominated a dirty perv in Virginia. And you guys can send him to the Senate if you want. But I think I’d lock the doors and hide the kids if you did.
While Say Anything was innocent, the Say Anything Party is not. Devoid of principles, bereft of ideals, incapable of civil discourse, the Say Anything party will do just that- say anything to maintain power. That book that ‘proves’ Webb is a pervert- well, take it away Radley:
I just did an Amazon search on the passage in Webb’s book. It isn’t the least bit titillating. It’s in the context of an American in an exotic, backward, remote part of a foreign land. The penis-kissing scene baffles and bewilders the Americans. It is clearly not a “fellating.” It is not a depiction of pedophelia. It’s very obviously scene painting, and the shock and oddity of the act adds to the lead characters’ sense that they’re out-of-place.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped the right wing blogosphere from gleefully calling Webb a pedophile.
This is really despicable on the part of the Allen campaign. It’s little more than a celebration of ignorance, isolation, and fear. It’s a bald attempt to deflect the Foley scandal, not to mention Allen’s own ethnically insensitive missteps in this campaign.
Let’s summarize: While George Allen was discovering his love for the Confederacy in Southern California and at the University of Virginia, Jim Webb was fighting the war in Vietnam, finding himself wholly immersed in a completely foreign culture. Webb was obviously rather profoundly affected by that experience. Because he chose to write about it, in a series of books that have won widespread praise from politicians, from fellow Vietnam vets, and from literary critics.
It doesn’t matter, Radley- this is the Say Anything Party! Also in a starring role in the Say Anything party is Michael Steele, who today said that Cardrin wants to cut and run, but he might do the same in about it in six months. What is in 6 months- well, not the November elections! Everyone cheer the Say Anything Party! For bonus laughs, watch him stutter when Russert asked him if he was going to close down fertility clinics because they destroy embryos.
All you have to do to be a member of the Say Anything party is make lame excuses and keep telling yourself the Democrats are worse and that the end justifies the means. You don’t really have to believe in anything.