Scott Brown is but the latest of the beauty-salon graduates driving conservatives to spazzy distraction. As NYCweboy argues, the Republican Party has become the fan club for attention-deficit teenage girls of all ages and sexes, unable to decide between Fabian and Frankie Avalon, infatuated with Zec Efron one month and all moony over Rob Pattison the next, smitten with Mitt Romney one campaign and pining over Marco Rubio the next. “[If] if Republicans have a crisis of leadership, it may be because conservatives have become some of the most fickle lovers of new faces: as fast as a new handsome dude (usually white, but occasionally tan) enters the room, their love of last year’s model goes out the window.”
I think this goes pretty far. When Bobo talks about John Thune or Mitt Romney, he begins not by describing their positions, but their sun-chapped good looks and broad shoulders. The National Review had a piece a few years ago about (conservative) “Men We Love”.
There doesn’t seem to be much parallel to this on the left. Sure we heard a bit about John Edwards’ looks but it was mostly to make fun of his hair. And it’s hard to imagine anyone on the left getting off on a candidate the way Rich Lowry (and numerous others) did with Sarah Palin.
Update. And who can forget this?
And here comes George Bush. You know, he’s in his flight suit, he’s striding across the deck, and he’s wearing his parachute harness, you know—and I’ve worn those because I parachute—and it makes the best of his manly characteristic. You go run those, run that stuff again of him walking across there with the parachute. He has just won every woman’s vote in the United States of America. You know, all those women who say size doesn’t count—they’re all liars. Check that out. I hope the Democrats keep ratting on him and all of this stuff so that they keep showing that tape.