You know, it’s possible to be so convinced of your own superior intelligence that you can be easily goaded into making stupid mistakes. Call it The Khan Principle, after that genetically-engineered mastermind who let an aging starship captain bait him into disaster.
Now, Markos Moulitsas is no lab-grown super being, but he does have just a teeny tiny superiority complex, especially where Sarah Palin is concerned. And since he’s one of the leading lights of the progressive Democratic Party, where he goes, many will follow, even if is to a mass petard-hoisting.
Read the account by Cuffy Meigs here of Markos’ latest venture into embarrassment, prompted by a speech given by Sarah Palin at a Tea Party Express kick off rally. Remember, folks, this speech is for the Tea Party Express, so what she says might have a special relevance to the Tea Parties. Even if she doesn’t say the words “Tea Party”, a reasonable person might infer that the theme is important, surrounded as she is by large signs with the words “Tea Party” on them.
I’ll finish with a great paragraph from Janene Garofalo, repurposed masterfully by the great Ed Driscoll:
You know, there’s nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of Ruling Class reactionaries become confused and angry at events when they’re not quite certain what is being said. It sounds right and then it doesn’t make sense. Which, let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Republicans, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating conservatives in America. This is elitism straight up.
This is the point at which Markos delivers a speech about stabbing at Sarah Palin from Hell’s Heart and what he’d do for hate’s sake, no doubt.