Straining, top pundits produce: Over at the Washington Post, the Flyweights Two have now weighed in concerning the Ryan selection.
Dana Milbank journeyed to Iowa, to the state fair, determined to offer deathless insights of this familiar type:
MILBANK (8/14/12): Ryan spoke from what fairgoers call the soapbox—a small platform where any citizen, even a politician, can have 20 minutes to voice his or her mind. But because of the open venue, the crowd of 3,000 people could not be cleansed of Democrats, indifferent Iowans and other undesirable elements.The candidate’s outfit was wrong, oh so wrong! Our corporate flyweights never tire of shoveling shit of this kind.
Ryan, in a trying-too-hard outfit of blue jeans, wide leather belt and red-and-white checked shirt, began with a painful effort to establish common ground with the locals.
Arguably, Capehart was even more pitiful. In a new blog post, the Post board member offers these second-grade musings:
CAPEHART (8/14/12): I’ve been trying to think of something new to say about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee. Before he was tapped by Mitt Romney, I deemed him a risky pick as a running mate. And I’ve said that Ryan is already overshadowing Romney. And everyone else has said just [about] everything else. But, as is the scribbler’s way, there are a few little things that should be noted—and they all involve Sarah Palin.Yes, Capehart actually wrote that. He had been trying to think of something to say. He didn’t come up with much.
Capehart’s a genuine flyweight. On his way up, he let the corporate bosses check at least three boxes (youngish, black and gay). A fourth key box was also involved—extremely polite, deferential.
Capehart has advanced all the way to the Post’s editorial board. We all can see the type of product which tends to pop out of his head.
Capehart and Milbank were trying to think of things they could say about Candidate Ryan! Neither fellow came up with much.
Straining, each pundit produced.