Thursday, October 18, 2012

Are you as sick of politics as I am?

The chronically offended are hard at work inventing things to be chronically offended about.

People who wouldn't vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstance and regardless of his record are manufacturing yet another gender Circus Maximus to cast him in a bad light. This time, they are feigning offense about an innocuous comment the Governor made during this week's debate. You know the one--the "binders full of women" comment.

The Governor's shorthand remark was made when he was describing his track record of seeking out women for important government jobs. By any measure, that's a laudable effort. Yet, extremist loons and ideologues with a bent for prevarication are insisting that the comment "flaunts" the Governor's "gender bias." http://news.yahoo.com/romney-and-the-%E2%80%9Cbinder%E2%80%9D-blunder-45646812684.html.

And the campaign has just entered The Twilight Zone.

Perhaps most amusing of all, Vice President Joe Biden even took time out of making faces at his opponents to attack the comment.

You may recall that Mr. Biden once famously said this about Barack Obama: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." 

Am I suggesting that the local village idiot has more credibility than Joe Biden? I'll leave that to you to decide.