Beyond Belief for October 5, 2009
From SamHenry, Editor
Sundays on CNN that perennial pair of political bookends, Mary Matalin and husband, James Caraville join in the chatter at CNN. They both have been, among other things, strategists for the Republican and Democratic Parties respectively. Matalin’s well-known nickname for Caraville has been “Snake Head.” But for my money, she might wish it gone from the airways and the internet since the old boy is more and more a caricature of his snake-like self with every move of his mouth.
He’s not strong and truthful, he’s snide and cutting. But on more than one occasion he has been downright nasty. Just after the 9/12 Tea Party March on Washington, he sat on a CNN panel waving a poster similar to one carried by a few marchers that suggested that the President should have been buried with the Kennedys. He had no proof of or idea what person or organization made it available. But he went on to query his colleagues, “Did ya see some of those people? Did ya see some of them”? Of course no one would ever pass James Caraville without thinking that he seemed a bit of an odd duck.
This past Sunday, he continued the White House line (he always tows it) of taking out after Glenn Beck. I have said in a previous post that with the White House website giving so much space and time to Beck, they have afforded him star power beyond anything otherwise imaginable. Because Carville is just so ridiculous these days for him to toss Beck under the bus with his distasteful comments was just an exercise in futility if not embarrassment to Ms. Matalin.
“I think he’s nuts, OK?,” the outspoken Democrat said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,”
“Just out-and-out nuts. And I also think that he’s a blatant hypocrite,” Carville said. “Here’s somebody that sits on his show … weeping about how much he loves America and … and then he’s absolutely giddy when his country doesn’t get the Olympics. And this is — I’ll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn’t know the difference between a football, a bat and a hockey court. This guy is not — he’s just all — he’s just all weeping.”
Carville was reacting to earlier comments Sunday on Fox News, where Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina made it clear that he was not a fan of Beck. [CNN.com – political ticker-Beck is ‘out and out nuts,’ Carville says]
Oh, and that bit about Beck being among those who were absolutely “giddy” when the US lost the Olympics? It clearly puts Carville among the White House hirelings who all have mouthed the very same words and on the very same network, CNN. [see VotingFemale Friends Speak! – Presidential Loss Of Olympic Proportion and of Rowan Martin – Moses, Take a Memo.]
Actually, to hear these same key words repeated by two different talking heads on the same network makes me queasy. It also makes me pause to think – is this how low we have gone in this country? We’re so dumb out here in TV land that we have to have things drummed into us? Worse, there is no acceptable way of saying the unacceptable anymore? You just blurt out the unacceptable and laugh about it with your fellows and that makes it OK. But media protocol is a whole other essay or tome!
Snake Head, why wouldn’t Glenn Beck cry? You and your bosses are making him and whole communities across America cry. People voted for an administration and got a wrecking crew. The election is over. You can stop campaigning any day now. You remind me of someone stopping to beat roadkill – pointless. Even were you a snake, you’re not a big beautiful boa or diamondback; you’re a slithering little sidewinder. You’re not cute anymore – except to Mary and the girls – and that’s how it should be.