Vote for most inane remark by talking chowderheads, uh, political pundits
Media Matters, a lefty liberal watchdog, wants our help in picking the most inane political punditry of the year. It must have been hard to narrow it down, but they have picked ten, and have an online poll.
Choose one from this list of ridiculous remarks:
- Fox News’ Hill criticizes Clinton for leaving too large a tip, accuses her of “spending like a Learjet liberal”
- Barnes: Obama not “strong on national security” because he opposed war “when the entire world believed” Saddam had WMD
- Defending Givhan’s cleavage coverage, Harwood asserted “calculati[ng]” Clinton knew “what she was communicating by her dress”
- On Hardball, Matthews and Shuster critiqued Obama’s “weird” beverage selection at Indiana diner
Matthews on Obama shooting pool: “[I]t’s not what most people play. People with money play pool these days”
- Politico’s Simon now on to a different part of Romney’s anatomy: “shoulders you could land a 737 on”
- Matthews: “Who would win a street fight … Rudy Giuliani or President Ahmadinejad”
- Brooks thinks Obama wouldn’t seem to “fit in naturally” at an Applebee’s salad bar — maybe because Applebee’s doesn’t have them
- Cokie Roberts on Obama’s vacation: “I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state,” but it looks “foreign, exotic”
- Scarborough on Obama’s “dainty” bowling performance: “Americans want their president, if it’s a man, to be a real man”
B-O’Reilly is not in the mix. Perhaps outright lies and conniption fits don’t qualify.
They left out this one:
- Fox News’ E.D. Hill said: “A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? … We’ll show you some interesting body communication and find out what it really says.”
However, I guess that fits more into the inane anchor chatter category.
I am trying to think of more, but I think my brain already has started to shut down Campaign 2008 memories as a defense mechanism. Any ideas?
My vote goes to Cokie. You know, real Americans vacation in “Sarah Sax Pack” places like Kennebunkport, Maine, and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, all so accessible to the average American. Only “elitests” vacation in Hawaii. Personally, I think we should send the lot of them, politicians, pundits and staffers down to Spring Break in Port Aransas, Texas, and see how they survive.