Billy Long’s Alleged Bad Behavior

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Remarks And Asides

I simply refuse to pick on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for the Blue Screen of Death she suffered during her opening statement at Wednesday’s debate with her opponents.  She can’t help it if God installed Windows Vista as her operating system.  

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Speaking of crashes, Billy Long refused to answer a question about Social Security while in Joplin on Wednesday.  After speaking to Missouri Southern Republicans, Long pretended to make himself available for questioning, but what happened reveals the Long strategy for the rest of the campaign–only answer the questions he wants to answer.

According to The Fuse Joplin:

Afterwords in the media availability, Long took questions from a reporter asking general questions on why he was speaking to the group and youth involvement, but when asked about social security reform, something incredibly relevant to college age students, Long ended the interview, and proceeded to leave the building.

The question about Social Security was: “Would you be interested in raising the retirement age?

Of course, Billy couldn’t answer that question because he doesn’t know what the retirement age is now, much less have an opinion as to how high it should be.

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The Republican establishment in Delaware is not waiting around to see if the Tea Party Express and other reactionary elements on the right can muster enough support to elect the strange Christine O’Donnell as the Republican nominee for U. S. Senate.  Her opponent is the comparatively moderate Mike Castle, currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Republican primary is September 14, and the establishment hasn’t been exactly neutral:

“She’s not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware,” state party chairman Tom Ross, who is backing Castle, said in a telephone interview. “She could not be elected dog catcher.”

Ouch. 

While O’Donnell has had some problems managing her personal finances—like her political views, they are a mess—she had no trouble several years ago managing to tell all of us about the Lord’s view of autoerotic pleasure:

The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust.

And who would want to?

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Speaking of lust and masturbation, Sean Hannity managed to get Sarah Palin to say that reporters are “impotent and limp.”  

I like it when she talks that way.

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Speaking of impotent and limp reporters, no doubt the lusty lady from ‘laska was referring to Michael Gross, who wrote in Vanity Fair that Sarah was a bad tipper behind closed doors, preferring to flash cash to those who didn’t win John McCain’s lottery in view of her adoring followers.  Now, I agree with Palin, that’s pretty limp.

But this isn’t:

Warm and effusive in public, indifferent or angry in private: this is the pattern of Palin’s behavior toward the people who make her life possible. A onetime gubernatorial aide to Palin says, “The people who have worked for her—they’re broken, used, stepped on, down in the dust.” On the 2008 campaign trail, one close aide recalls, it was practically impossible to persuade Palin to take a moment to thank the kitchen workers at fund-raising dinners. During the campaign, Palin lashed out at the slightest provocation, sometimes screaming at staff members and throwing objects. Witnessing such behavior, one aide asked Todd Palin if it was typical of his wife. He answered, “You just got to let her go through it… Half the stuff that comes out of her mouth she doesn’t even mean.”

I don’t know how the former fractional governor could argue with Todd’s quantitative analysis of the stuff that comes out of her mouth.  She said she wanted to be Governor of Alaska, remember?

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Finally, since Sarah indirectly called into question Michael Gross’ manly abilities in sexual terms, I will include one more tale in his Vanity Fair story that proves at least he thinks his reporting is cocksure.

The tale is told by a “friend” of Palin:

“As soon as she enters her property and the door closes, even the insects in that house cringe. She has a horrible temper, but she has gotten away with it because she is a pretty woman.” (The friend elaborated on this last point: “Once, while Sarah was preparing for a city-council meeting, she said, ‘I’m gonna put on one of my push-up bras so I can get what I want tonight.’ That’s how she rolls.”)

There’s a County & Western song in there somewhere.  Cue the steel guitar.

[Palin caricature from Vanity Fair]
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