Fresh off his Kangaroo court acquittal in Canada, Mark Steyn is back on the humorous political commentary scene. And this one won’t disappoint. It’s not a short little post at The Corner, this is the real deal.
Where was I? Oh, yeah. Citizen-presidents: Who needs â€™em? The day after the debate I bumped into two Obama supporters in St Johnsbury, Vermont who said isnâ€™t it great that he’s on course to win. Well, they were cute chicks, and I know an obvious pick-up line when I hear one, so I stopped to chat. God Almighty, it was like reverse Viagra: After ten minutes of Babes For Barack, I never want to meet a female woman of the opposite sex for the rest of my life. Their basic pitch was:
How do you solve a problem? Like, Obama!
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?
Thatâ€™s John McCain’s problem. Traditionally, when an unknown politician emerges on the national scene, itâ€™s a race to define him. Governor Palin is a good example: within days, the coastal sophisticates were mocking her as a chillbilly ditz with a womb that spits out inbred kids faster than the First National Bank of Welfare Swamp issues subprime mortgages. Thatâ€™s politics as usual: Define your opponent. But Obama is defined by his indefinability. When I pointed out to my Vermont gals that he lives in a swank pad that was part of some shady real estate deal with a convicted fraudster (Tony Rezko), that he entrusted his daughtersâ€™ entire religious education to a neo-segregationist anti-American nut who preaches that the government created the AIDS virus to kill black people (Jeremiah Wright), that he attended fundraisers with a political patron whoâ€™s an unrepentant terrorist proud of plotting to blow up young ladies just like them at a dance at the Fort Dix military base (William Ayers), when I pointed all this out, they looked at me as if Iâ€™d brought a baseball bat to a croquet match. Mere earthbound politicians are defined by their real estate deals and sleazy buddies, but Obama is defined only by his vibe. As his many admirers in France would say, he has a certain je ne sais quoi. And, if you try to pin down quoi precisely, then they donâ€™t want to sais.
Welcome back, Mr. Steyn. You have been missed.
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