posted at 8:01 am on October 30, 2009 by Track-A-'Crat
Gore Vidal, another member of the Left-wing mob who is not in the least bit qualified as any kind of political analyst yet considers himself one nonetheless, has appeared on the Joy Behar show, with eminently (or, were I to speak the English of Sonia Sotomayor, “imminently”) predictable results.
Vidal’s moral compass can be deduced by his reaction to the long overdue arrest of Roman Polanski. Sky News quoted him as telling The Atlantic that,
I really don’t give a f*ck. Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s been taken advantage of?
Rather than placing the blame on Polanski’s own decision to drug and rape a girl barely in her teenage years, Vidal made the claim that Polanski was instead a victim of anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Which will in all probability form the backbone of Polanski’s no doubt airtight defense at his (hopefully) upcoming trial.
Proving that level of vileness to be anything but a fluke, Vidal stated — at around the 1:52 mark on the vid — on Behar’s show, with regard to President Bush, that,
That’s one murder that I miss not committing.
To which Behar gave the robust reply of,
Yes, well, it’s too late, anyway.
To be fair, though, anyone who only hates — rather than actively seeking to do harm to — the 43rd president is a paradigm of objectivity to the Left, so perhaps Behar was simply trying to burnish her credentials as a “moderate” by not quite joining in with Vidal’s assassination fantasy.
This must be the mythical “respectful debate” whose passing the Democrats have long bewailed (well, since January 2009, at any rate).