Dumbass du JourYes, it's Jonah Goldberg again:
Why do I like Dick Cheney? Because at a time when everybody talks a big game about how they don't like people-pleasing politicians who live by the polls, Cheney is pretty much the only guy out there who walks the walk. He truly doesn't care what people think about him. I love that.Right. Because not giving a shit what the people think is really important in a democratic state.
In particular, I like his stance toward the media. His view of the Fourth Estate is a bit like that of a bull elephant annoyed by varmints shnuffling around his feet: He's not bothered enough to squish 'em ... yet.And Jonah will be right there applauding him when he does.
Jonah does, however, manage this tepid criticism:
Cheney's approach to government is ultimately counterproductive.Ouch! That's gotta hurt.
But the contempt for the public? The exterminationist fantasies about the press (yes, that's Jonah's speculation, but we know he's right)?
Those are the things Jonah likes about Cheney.
Update: in other
[Cross-posted at If I Ran the Zoo]