For those of you who were afraid the retirement of Mark “The Wege” Gisleson would make the local Sorosphere a kinder and gentler place – well, don’t worry. Steve “Mister Furious” Perry is more than happy to take up the slack – and watch his credibility crash harder than Lieutenant Commander McCain’s A4 Skyhawk:
While we await the release of John McCain’s medical file–which his campaign has pledged to disgorge by next month–I took a look through press accounts of McCain’s last release of medical information, during his 2000 run for the White House.One eye-opener: McCain’s startling claim that he believes the five years he spent as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam were actually a boon to his mental health and temperamental stability.
It’s clear that Perry has given up being a “journalist” (he used to be a good one), and is auditioning for a job as a
writer snarksmith on the “Daily Show”.
Since modifying and controlling ones’ behavior was a prime survival skill among American POWs in North Vietnam, it’s clear that Perry knows no more about this subject than Dan Haugen knows about the law or Molly Priesmeyer knows about business.
And I’d have to wonder – would Perry bring the same tact, intellect and sensitivity to the table if a woman ran for office and testified to having been raped? (“That’s a stupid question, Mitch. Of course he would! If she were Republican!”)
One wonders how Steve Perry’s “behavior” would fare (he’s, um, notoriously “prickly”) if he spent a weekend in jail on a traffic warrant, much less five and a half years of torture, solitary confinement and the sort of systematic degradation most Americans couldn’t comprehend even if the Daily Mold were still in operation?
Given McCain’s enduring and well-known fondness for calling his Senate colleagues names and telling them to fuck themselves, what are we to make of this?
That it’d be cool to stick Perry in a room with McCain for five minutes? (And since when does Perry, the guy who hired Mark Gisleson at the City Pages in ’04, get the vapors about a little rudeness and cussing?)
I never thought it would be possible, but…:
- The Minnesota Monitor is getting crappier by the day
- Jeff Fecke may be the most credible, conscientious reporter on the staff these days.
Perhaps it’s time to start a “MNMon Dead Pool”. Even Soros has gotta realize he’s wasting his propaganda dollar.
Although we can hope not.
(And could someone have a word with them about their spaghetti display code, their torquemadian comment engine, and their “Junior’s First Website, 1996” design?).