To: Molly Priesmeyer, Rent-a-Blogger and Snark-Minx
From: Mitch Berg, Unpaid Hack
Re: John McCain’s Teeth.
I realized that I said that I’d try to contact you the next time I had a question about your coverage of an event. And since the Sorosphere is suddenly all afroth over the state of Senator McCain’s teeth (that’s why we go to the Sorosphere; all that cogent analysis!), it’d be a good time to ask you…
…except your email address doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the MNMon’s (really, really badly-designed) site.
Sorry. Pinky swear, I tried!
So anyway, here’s my question: When you
copy and paste a line that 5,000 other leftybloggers write:
If bloggers are saying one thing about John McCain this week it’s that the 71-year-old has some serious grit. Of course, that grit comes in the form of McCain Mouth, a deformity that apparently causes teeth to look like a mess of yellowed and contorted Chiclets. Today, BuzzFeed.com has picked up on the mouth meme, turning McCain’s piano-key chompers into an official phenomenon.
The consensus? “They’re old.”
Well, not nearly as old as the Senator is.
Because – you do realize this, don’t you, Ms. Priesmeyer? – Senator McCain had a bunch of his teeth broken off at the gumline while he was being held as a POW. Which, of course, can set a guy up for a whole lifetime o’ dental hurt.
But you didn’t know that – right? If you’d known that, you’d never, ever have written such a deeply, disturbingly dumb piece. Right?
Seriously – please plead ignorance. I’d like to know that even the MNMon has a level below which even they won’t sink – although reason tells me my faith is probably misplaced.
While looks are an easy and lame target,
[Being more mature than he used the be, the writer bites his tongue at the too-easy retort, knowing he’s a better person for it]
it’s at least refreshing to see McCain’s teeth get a razzing (though, unfortunately, not a cleaning). It gets a little tiring listening to the same sexist cries that Hillary Clinton is just too ugly to be president. Hatin’ on the looks of all the candidates? Now that’s equality!
No, that’s just stupid and sophomoric. Dinging Senator Clinton on her looks is stupid and sexist. Ripping Senator McCain for the appearance of a mouth that had the living sh*t beaten out of it by NVA goons is its own punishment, at least among people with consciences.
Glad to see Steve Perry’s bringing some professionalism to the good ol’ MNMon!
UPDATE: Brodkorb is even less-amused:
This is really disgusting attack on Senator McCain and Minnesota Monitor should be embarrassed
Michael has more faith in Steve Perry than I do.
UPDATED UPDATE: I’m gratified to see that the lefties in Brodkorb’s comment section are even more cheesed-off than the rest of us.
RE-UPDATED UPDATE: Mo’N @ Jo’T has the photoshop of the day.
UP-UPDATED UP-UPDATE: I never actually put Minnesota Monitor on my blogroll, so I can’t remove it in a fit of pique. I’m considering adding it for about five minutes, so I can gas it.