Your ageing Uncle Bill sits by the fire, rocking gently, sipping Bourbon, reading obscure history, and not saying much. You suspect that his mind is failing -- not catastrophically, but subtly -- because he doesn't show his former energy and loud indignation about the thieves in Washington and the idiots on Wall Street.
But you're wrong, you know. It's just that indignation and astonishment have given way to resignation to the tedium of lying, cheating, stealing, and blazing hypocrisy from the entitled classes of America.
Nevertheless, spurred by some odd notion of duty, we today report that the New York Times
has published an entirely predictable editorial
calling for an end to Republican use of evil tactics (once righteous when used by Democrats, of course) to delay confirmation of the President's judicial nominees. Same old arguments, adding nothing to a nonexistent non-debate. Vote; don't vote; who cares.
One such stalled nominee is Susan L. Carney, who received an equivocal rating
from the ABA, and who appears otherwise to be a standard Ivy League lefty. She's also the wife of Lincoln Caplan, a member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times who "writes about the U.S. Supreme Court and other subjects related to legal affairs."
Predictably, the Times
doesn't mention this fact. For all we know, daddy wrote the thing to help out his little pooky-poo.
Please feel free to construct your own amusing bed-time dialogue at the Caplan/Carney home, involving a promise of his favorite blueberry muffins and that thing she does with her toes that he likes so much.
Labels: New York Times, Obama Affective Disorder