Thursday, August 30, 2012
We Built This
So readers, which ever side of the political spectrum you inhabit, whose the best writer covering the American election?
While Andrew Sullivan gets my vote as the aggregator-in-chief, Charles P. Pierce is scorching the American political landscape like Hunter S. Thompson armed with white phosphorous. Of this week's Republican convention and its War on Truth, he says,
"The Republicans simply don't care.
They don't care that they lie. They don't care that their lies are obvious. They don't care that their lies wouldn't fool an underpaid substitute Social Studies teacher in a public middle school, who would then probably go out one night and get yelled at by Chris Christie. ("They believe in teacher's unions. We believe in teachers," he said in his speech. Yeah, you just don't believe in paying them.) They don't care that their history is a lie and that, by spreading it, they devalue the actual history of the country, which is something that belongs to us."
Read more here.
So, who's your go-to writer for Campaign 2012?