“To our friends on the ‘Net, what’s up!” Michael Steele is waving at a tiny video camera at the National Republican Club on Capitol Hill. It’s the Republican Party’s first-ever Tech Summit—a gathering of party leaders, wonks, and tech gurus—and the idea of a simulcast must feel rather exciting.[…]
John Friesch of Madison, Wis., proposes a video game like the Nintendo classic Paper Boy, only now it’s Obama on a bike tossing wads of money. “It’s not inherently political,” he says, but it makes a point. Steele describes an “intranet” that links state parties to the national party. “I want to invite them to dinner,” he says. “I want there to be something on the plate, not that they’ll get indigestion from but [something they will] gobble up and have more of.”[…]
During lunch break, Saul Anuzis is holding court near the entrance. “Why do revolutionaries use Kalashnikovs?” he asks. “Because they won’t jam. It’s not the best gun, but you can throw it in the mud, pick it up, and it still works. This is a revolution.”
Can’t these fuckers get through a single day without comparing themselves to the Taliban or other machine-gun carrying insurgents?