I listen to Tony Kornheiser because he's generally funny, it gives me a fix of Redskins sports talk and insight into a group of people (Tony and his cohorts) who are so out of touch with current culture and politics that hilarity ensues (e.g. Tony doesn't know who Hilary Duff is, and his sycophants think she's in her 30's. For the record, she's 23).
Returning to the Todd discussion, let's put aside that Todd's a thinly veiled shill for the Democrat party (and a likely replacement for Baghdad Robert Gibbs) who fits right in at the rabidly Leftist MSNBC, and analyze the stupidity of their conversation just on the Iott issue then on their thoughts on "career" politicians.
Regarding Iott, clearly TK had no idea the details of this. Tony prides himself on doing little research, so I don't blame him for accepting at face value that Iott was some kind of secret Nazi. But, Todd is supposed to be a reporter (I know). He could have pointed out, when Tony asked, that Iott had, indeed, portrayed Americans in reenactments and wasn't exclusively a Nazi reenactor. Since that was buried in The Atlantic's hit piece about 23 paragraphs in, either Todd didn't have the attention span to get that far, or he just felt compelled to ignore it. Either way, he's a putz.
Moron Todd and Tony lament the political climate where rich guys seem to think now that they've made their money, they need a new hobby and politics should be it (this is the argument Todd, mostly, tries to use to explain how Palladino got into the NY governor's race). Of course, Todd goes off on Sarah Palin as an example of someone using her political notoriety to cash in. While there may be some truth in that, they then decided to hold up as examples of billionaires who actually believe in public service, drumroll, please...Michael Bloomberg and John Corzine. Bloomberg's an idiot who wants New York City to have a victory mosque 600 feet from Times Square and Corzine was a completely unaccomplished New Jersey Senator and so ruined NJ's economy as Governor that Chris Christie (a Republican) defeated him and is now being lauded for having the fortitude to clean up Corzine's mess. Please, this is comical.
Todd further goes on to wish that there were more people who made politics their career, completely exposing why the left-wing media does not get the Tea Party movement (hey, Chuckles, the people want FEWER career politicians, you idiot!).
Let me list some families who have nothing but politics on their resume. Most of these people are corrupt or incompetent, and I would like to seem them all retired:
- The Kennedy's (corrupt, incompetent, drunk, and morally bankrupt)
- The Dingell's (corrupt)
- The Clinton's (corrupt)
- The Reid's (incompetent AND corrupt)
- The Biden's (incompetent)
- The Rockefeller's (a waste of air)
- The Murkowski's (corrupt)
- The Bush's (ok, the ONE I would like to see seek national office, Jeb, has had his career ruined by his brother - but, most of the Bush's made some money elsewhere before entering politics, so they arent' really just politicians)
- The Carnahan's (incompetent)
I am sure there are more families where politics is the family business. I am also sure they think it's their birthright, their entitlement, and they act like it. They need to all be put out of business.