Where does one go with Janeane Garofalo that hasn’t already been covered? It’s long been established that she’ll defend the indefensible (i.e., weirdly waxed Congressional weiner-pics taken on company time). It’s also known that she likes to play armchair psychiatrist without realizing that she’s the textbook example of “projection.” At this point, taking on Janeane is almost kind of mean.
Allahpundit over at hotair salvages the one interesting thing he can from this story, which is that Janeane Garofalo is so lost that she’s resorting to weird conspiracy theories. There’s a homeless guy who’s well known (locally) right off DC’s Union Station who is also into conspiracy theories. Maybe I’ll be seeing the two of them together soon? The comedian-turned-bitter-conspiracy theorist states:
“But, Herman Cain, I feel like, is being paid by somebody to be involved and to run for president so that you go like ‘I love that, that can’t be racist…And I feel like wouldn’t that suit the purposes of whomever astroturfs these things. Whether that be the Koch brothers or Grover Norquist or any anything. It could even be Karl Rove. ‘Let’s get Herman Cain involved so it deflects the obvious racism of our Republican party…'”
How sad is it that Janeane can’t get Karl Rove off her mind, years after he’s been out of the limelight? You almost get the feeling that she’s haunted by visions of his disembodied head, whispering his secret plans into her ears before she goes to sleep. I suppose it’s a bit of a faux pas to quote myself, but in this case I’ll do it anyway (Janeane would call me a narcissist, but if that were the case I probably wouldn’t admit to the faux pas to begin with):
Smart conservatives know that to dismiss liberalism as “a mental disorder” is to set the conservative movement up for failure. The left has incredibly sharp minds at work promoting an ideology that should not be taken lightly.
Just as I give my ideological opponents credit for having a worldview that should be taken seriously, smart liberals know that there is plenty of intellectual heft behind conservatism. That Garofalo doesn’t admit as much indicates she’s either incredibly myopic, stupid, or sick (or perhaps all three?). Lately, I’m beginning to think the answer lies behind door number three, which is why I haven’t been writing on her as much. The material is there, but there are only so many ways you can cover the same car crash.
Get well, Janeane. One way you can start the process would be to stop hanging out with Keith Olbermann…