In the 1968 Olympics Bob Beamon set a new world long jump record by beating the old record by almost two feet, an extraordinary feat in a sport where records had previously been broken by mere inches. It took over twenty three years for someone to break Beamon’s mark, one that many felt was the result of a perfect take-off combined with the high altitude of Mexico City.
Which brings us to the Modern Day American Fatuous Blogging Post record, currently held by Power Line’s John Hinderaker for this death-defying jump back on July 28, 2005:
It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
It is breathtaking in it’s audacity as it leaps past all reasonable logic and into the stratosphere of dadaism where the air is as equally thin as in Mexico City and the brain gets all kinds of woozy.
Tonight we are proud to announce that the record has been broken, a mere eight months after being set, and unsuprisingly it is again John Hinderaker who sets the bar a bit higher for future bloggers as yet unborn. Fortunately Lawyers, Guns and Money’s Robert Farley was there to witness the event and he’s still rubbing his eyes. Let’s go to the tape:
It’s too bad, I think. DeLay was an effective leader, albeit too liberal in recent years. It’s possible, of course, that he did something wrong along the way. But there is no evidence of that in the public domain; as I’ve often said, the politically-inspired prosection of DeLay by Travis County’s discredited DA, Ronnie Earle, is a bad joke. As far as we can tell at the moment, DeLay appears to be yet another victim of the Democrats’ politics of personal destruction–the only politics they know.
We, the earthbound, stand in awe….