“Advise and consent”…Nope. Nothing here about not consenting. I’ll be damned.
When not hustling up business for PajamabananaMedia, Roger Simon pulls out his handy pocket Constitution and points out that Russ Feingold is a good boy who colors inside the invisible lines:
Watching final speeches and voting for the Senate Judicary Committee hearings on the Roberts nomination, it was interesting to see who were thoughtful public servants and who were the partyline hacks. I was surprised to find my generally sensible senator Dianne Feinstein falling so definitively into the latter category. In fact I would characterize her performance as pathetic – she read the most banal imaginable text laden (or leaden) with hoary liberal shibboleths in a rote manner that convinced you she couldn’t possibly believe a word she was saying. Whatever the cause – campaign contribution desperation, fear of her left flank – I think the woman made a fool of herself.
On the other hand, Russ Feingold, whose core political beliefs are far more liberal than Feinsteins, followed the Constitution and voted yes.
Your right to vote the way you wish is apparently limited by one of those penumbra thingies…
Meanwhile over at PajamaB-A-N-A-N-A we meet another shooting star who is going to set the MSM straight:
On our direction
It sounded interesting enough to me that when they put the call out for anyone to be involved, I said, ‘Hey, it sounds like something worth doing.’ I do think that somehow the blogosphere will end up taking up over from the mainstream media. To me it is sometimes sickening how the media behave. I felt this could offer an alternative.
Yes, by reading the mainstream media and then filtering it through a prism of social dysfunction, repression, and personal bias all dissonance and nuance will be removed making the reportage as soothing and concise as a Marmaduke cartoon. It helps to think of PajamaMedia as sort of a Media Cliff Notes as written by slow children, although that’s probably not what it specifically says in the business plan.
So far the cast of PajamaMedia is starting to resemble a casting call for Crosstown Bus of The Damned.
Coming soon to an internets near you….