Guardian Loves It a Carpetbagger
|Ready to take on Pelosi, sir?|
Take, for example, the paper's serious call for Dennis Kucinich to move here and run against Nancy Pelosi. There are numerous reasons to laugh this one off (apart from Kucinich's eerie resemblance to the Keebler elf).
There's the Guardian's claim that Kucinich is the perfect "ideological fit for San Francisco." Sure -- if grandstanding, leftier-than-thou politics that accomplish nothing in the long run fit that description (wait a minute...).
Also, it warrants mentioning that the people of San Francisco keep electing and reelecting Pelosi by gaudy margins. "Ideological fits" aside, that has to stand for something.
Finally, it warrants mentioning that carpetbagging was seen as disgraceful when it came to Jane Kim. But for Kucinich? Don't be ridiculous!
If you're not going to bother to define "progressivism," why define "consistency"?
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