…and starring Jim Geraghty as Milton Waddams
After the election was over National Review Online did a little downsizing. They thought about getting rid of Jonah, but since he works for yesterday’s muffin stumps they figured “what the hell” and kept him on (saving them a daily trip to the dumpster). One of the ones who was get let go was Jim Geraghty who posted on the Kerry Spot which was the NRO source for all news, fake or semi-real, about John Kerry. With the election over, Geraghty was the odd man out (not to be confused with NRO’s “odd man“).
Well –long story, short attention span– Geraghty was using a little PTO time getting his back waxed the day that his pink slip came through, and so he still shows up at his cube everyday and cranks out drivel for the dribblers and nobody has the heart to tell him that he’s yesterday’s
excuse for invading Iraq news.
Today he writes:
So chalk me up as one of the folks who was really surprised that Oscar voters didnâ€™t give â€œFahrenheit 9/11â€ a Best Picture nomination.
But hereâ€™s an interesting dog that isnâ€™t barkingâ€¦ Michael Moore gets passed over for the big award he covetedâ€¦ and the lefty bloggers arenâ€™t up in arms. In fact, nobody on the left is talking about Moore today.
I still strongly believe that no blogger is obligated to write about any topic, but I just find it interesting that web personalities who one would think would be big Michael Moore fans are collectively shrugging their shoulders over this. You know a lot of Christian conservatives are grumbling about the three nominations in technical categories for â€œThe Passion of the Christ,â€ and Kathrynâ€™s already noted this on the Corner.
Nothing (so far) at Eschaton, Daily Kos, James Wolcott, Josh Marshall, Kevin Drum, Matthew Yglesias, Tapped, The Left Coasterâ€¦ Did I miss some Moore fans? I realize most of these guys are policy wonks, but none of them has any take or opinion on Hollywoodâ€™s elite giving the thumbs-down to the most prominent anti-Bush piece of work from the past year?
I guess it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.
We don’t have a central Vast Left Wing Conspiracy HQ that blast-faxes our daily talking points to us which means that we are forced to think up stuff on our own. As our President might say, “That’s hard work”. Also we don’t have a central organizing Cult of Personality that demands that we focus on “Him” and what would He do or what would be best for Him, and thus forces us to view all other topics as somehow influenced by His magnificent gravitational pull. We don’t even have enough money to buy a third-tier pundit to parrot our party line even if we were together enough to have a party line, fercryin’outloud.
We’re screw-ups. We can’t even win an election.
Thank god we’re not running a war.
(Full disclosure: I haven’t seen Fahrenheit 9/11 so I don’t really have an opinion on it. Of course, I understand that this confession may make me less of a liberal putting me at risk of being stoned in some Blue State public square for “heresy”, but I’m willing to take that chance. Besides we already used all the sharper rocks on that simmpering nit, Michael Totten.)