The strangest thing about the premature reappearance of the presidential debates is the palpable, seething contempt they inspired in commentators everywhere, liberal and conservative. One after another, columnists lined up to shit on the candidates, calling them names like phony and desperate and grasping and clown, and rightly so -- for there was something obviously perverse and obnoxious about these terminal ambition cases hogging the airwaves already, pushing us to get on board with their insane power-fantasies a full fifteen months before most of us should even start thinking about the next election.
Of course, this is just the beginning. They have 18 months to make this process even more disgusting...
Thursday, May 03, 2007
"Election '08: One Long Humiliation Contest"
Matt Taibbi (RollingStone):