A cabbie in Jakarta had the final say, when he pointed out that cabbies in cities all over the world don’t talk to Tom Friedman in their cabs because they all think the same thing when gets in: “Oh. THIS asshole. He didn’t tip that guy in Buenos Aires good at all.”
Friedman possesses all of the qualities that make a pundit truly wankerific. He fetishizes a false “centrism” which is basically whatever Tom Friedman likes, imagining the Friedman agenda is both incredibly popular in the country and lacking any support from our current politicians, when in fact the opposite is usually true. Washington worships at the altar of the agenda of false centrism, and people often hate it. Problems abroad, even ones which really have nothing to do with us, should be solved by war, and problems at home should be solved by increasing the suffering of poor and middle class people. Even though one political party is pretty much implementing, or trying to implement, 99.999999% of the Friedman agenda, what we really need is a third party catering precisely to this silent majority of Friedmanites.
Suggested topic–if Ted Nugent wasn’t a loudmouth coward (does ANYBODY think he actually has to balls to try well…anything?) who pops up from time to time with some stupid conservative shit (but I repeat myself), would he be totally forgotten, or only remembered as a drug addict and sexual predator?