I am enjoying this Republican primary more than I’ve enjoyed any political event in years. You know that sports fan feeling, your team’s out of the play-offs, so you can enjoy watching Aaron Rodgers shred or Rex Grossman fail without being nervous — if instead Rodgers throws 5 picks or Grossman inexplicably throws 300 yards, it’s all good.
I know this might not be your bag, baby. And I realize that Politico pieces about what Kaplan bloggers say about Republican candidates might be even less your bag, but, in the immortal words of Dennis Hopper, I find that shit fascinating. I’ve been following Jennifer Rubin’s obsessive anti-Perry jihad fairly closely and even I was surprised by these numbers:
The Washington Post’s official conservative blogger, Jennifer Rubin, has written 60 columns on the would-be conservative favorite, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, eight of them Tuesday.
Rubin tends to write long, for a blogger, and those columns add up to 38,722 words, among them “sleepy,” “hostile,” “dreadful,” “provincial,” “cloying,” and “buffoon.
Eight anti-Perry posts in one day? Thirty eight thousand words (the length of a short novel)?
There’s no way an establishment blogger on the Democratic side would get such a hard-on for one candidate that they’d attack the candidate that obsessively. It’s just a different world on the other side.