Cokie Roberts is an Idiot.

12 08 2008

I’ve tried to think of a nicer way to put that, but to no avail.  She’s just an idiot.

Here’s what she had to say yesterday on ABC about Barack Obama’s visit to Hawaii, the state of his birth, to visit his aged grandmother.

“Going off this week…I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place. He should be at Myrtle Beach if he’s going to take a vacation at this time. I just think this is not the time to do that.”

Huh?  So….when did it become somehow un-American to visit our 50th state?  Where you were born.  Where your Grandmother lives.  Who raised you.  It would be much more politically correct to go to Myrtle Beach where you know noone?  Just call Grandma on the phone. Much more American.  What planet is she living on?

You would think after publicly outing herself as a moron, she’d be laying low, or wearing a bag on her head if she had to go out in public.  But no!  She did it again!  I heard this today on NPR:

“…Hawaii is somewhat of an odd place to be doing it.  I know that he is from Hawaii – grew up there, his Grandmother lives there, but he has made SUCH a point about how he is from Kansas, and um…you know…the boy from Kansas and Kenya, and..um..it makes him seem just a little more exotic than he would perhaps want to come across as at this stage of the presidential campaign.”

Ooooo…he’s going to seem way too ‘exotic’ for us reglur folks.  Shall we ask Cokie at which of McCain’s eight homes he’s vacationing, or where he’s golfing today?  Very down-to-earth and oh-so American.  Not like those damn foreigners Hawaiians.  (shudder)

I think I’ve had about all the smug, condescending crazy-talk I can handle.  Will someone please shut her up??

AFTERTHOUGHT:  Should we urge Obama not to come to Alaska?  Will all our foreign, exotic-ness be just too much for Americans to handle?  Maybe he should just go to Seattle, or Boise…you know, somewhere more palatable to regular Americans.


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12 08 2008
Dennis Zaki

You called it Mr.Mud. It’s crap “analysis” like that that helped get Chimpy elected.

11 09 2008
James Brodhagen

Perhaps Obama should not go to New Orleans either; another vacation destination that is rescued for it’s poor geography. I think you should protest the government’s care of your hometown levees that have not been protected in years. I used to respect your comments, but they have pointed to a more ‘southern’ red bent.




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