Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Land of the stupid

Curious, this strident affectation of shock at the simple fact that an alleged gay prostitute has been enjoying full White House press access.
Let’s be clear: a working prostitute with no legitimate journalistic credentials, acting under a pseudonym under the auspices of a phony news service run by a Texas GOP activist was given direct access to that most guarded of inner sanctums, the White House press room, where he served no function but to shill for administration viewpoints. Additionally, he was given special access to a confidential CIA memo regarding Valerie Plame, the leaking of which (by unknown administration officials) is currently the subject of a criminal investigation. American Coprophagia
It seems a misplaced stress. The point it not that Jeff Gannon/Guckert is gay, or an escort with a certain military fetish, and that therefore he should not be in the White House Press Corps. Many people have extra jobs. The point is that in the current climate of Homeland Security, at a time when every sort of precaution toward cartoonish notions of terror is adopted and practiced with jackboot devotion, a flagrant cluebomb like "Jeff" can be planted inside the White House and patiently keep from exploding until someone --anyone -- notices. It's almost too classically cloacal to hold water. Or Journal Jism.

More than dignity it's majesty that's compromised. Common sense is offended. Along with any assurances about national intelligence.


Blogger Jeneane Sessum said...

Several things come to mind:

-Another kind of box cutter to be worried about.

-Is it 7.5 or 8.5--it's important be consistent among websites.

-Something about the potty shots makes me think about the deficit anew.

2/17/2005 9:20 AM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

7.5 or 8.5:

Probably depends on the temperature of the website.

2/17/2005 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jon Husband said...

hard to consciously imagine anything more flagrant or blatant ...

or to resist a blithe "we are doomed" ...

2/18/2005 8:42 PM  

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