It must be weird being Meghan McCain, knowing that the only reason anyone pays any attention to her is because she makes a living criticizing conservatives. In her most recent column, interspersed between insipid ramblings, are the gems that keep her invites to The View coming:
- “At the same time, Sarah Palin accused Cain of being the “flavor of the week,” and this is one of the rare times I agree with her.” (i.e., let me remind everyone that I’m a “Republican,” but I think Sarah Palin is an idiot too! It’s okay—I’m cool!)
- “The Republicans are suffering from what Bill Maher recently dubbed a “promiscuous” problem with our candidates. We keep having one-night stands with politicians we think we only want to marry, and then get cold feet.” (i.e., I watch Bill Maher and use his hilariously-deep analysis. It’s okay–I’m cool!)
- “But let’s face reality: as much as even I can find myself developing warm feelings toward Cain because he seems like a nice, charming and normal person, if that were the only qualifications for president, we should be nominating Zach Galifianakis.”(i.e., I reference movies stars and I’m a “Republican” It’s okay—I’m cool!)
Actually, Zach seems like a bit of a jerk and certainly not normal by most standards. Time magazine nailed it:
It’s not just that the guy was rude. It’s also that Galifianakis actually dislikes his audience — both the frat-boy fans who dot Vegas casinos in T-shirts bearing his face and his socially awkward Hangover character’s self-description, “One Man Wolfpack,” and the fellow hipsters who go to see him at alternative-comedy clubs. In one recurring bit, he plays the piano until he hears people talk, at which point he walks over to them and screams at them to shut up. “My whole attitude is, You can’t think of funny s**t yourself? You have to come watch me?” he says, (emphasis added).
Zach Galifianakis stars in movies like The Hangover and The Hangover Part II, and then wonders why he’s popular. Meghan McCain only gets a larger megaphone because her dad is famous and she’s a friendly-fire fiasco waiting to happen, and then she wonders why conservatives don’t like her.
But that’s not what this post is about. It’s about what an unimaginative, bland writer she is.
Read it. Nothing denotes a love of the written word or the craft of argument. Nothing indicates she’s willing to do top notch research. Nothing indicates she’s interested in unearthing a new angle that no one else has seen. There isn’t any lexical wizardry going on, or rhetorical sleight of hand. The only indicators of care and effort come from attempts to convince the Bill Mahers of the world she’s “cool” enough to enter into their social circles. All Meghan McCain accomplishes are invitations to appear on the television shows of today’s bile belchers, and a tacit agreement not to tell her how much they hate her to her face.
Sarah Palin regularly echoes the economic common sense spelled out by the living legend Thomas Sowell, and yet Meghan only finds “rare times” to agree with her? Okay…
Here’s some advice for the liberal media: If you’re going to prey on a faux conservative desperate for attention, make it someone with Mark Steyn’s wit and wisdom. Now that would be dangerous. Meghan? She’s the “Alan” of political bloggers (and I’m not talking about Black Jack playing Rain Man Alan, either).