Fresh off a four-year investigation into Sarah Palin’s uterus, Andy Sullivan now has done has an in-depth look at his own colon. How’s the view up there, Andy?
As the fall has turned crisper, a second term for Barack Obama has gotten likelier. This may, of course, change: the debates, the Middle East, the unemployment numbers could still blow up the race. At this point in 2004, one recalls, George W. Bush was about to see a near eight-point lead shrivel to a one-state nail-biter by Election Day. But one thing that has so far, in my view, been underestimated is the potential impact of a solid Obama win, and perhaps a Democratic retention of the Senate and some progress in the House. This is now a perfectly plausible outcome. It would also be a transformational moment in modern American politics.
You can pretty much stop after the first sentence. As the fall turned crisper? What kind of hackery is that? It just turned to autumn Saturday, for what it’s worth, and we haven’t even seen any leaves change color.
But wait, it get’s funnier.
If Obama wins, to put it bluntly, he will become the Democrats’ Reagan. The narrative writes itself. He will emerge as an iconic figure who struggled through a recession and a terrorized world, reshaping the economy within it, passing universal health care, strafing the ranks of al -Qaeda, presiding over a civil-rights revolution, and then enjoying the fruits of the recovery.
A civil rights revolution? Reshaping the economy? Look, I know this guy’s a stoner, but really, what the hell is he smoking?
The drivel goes on for four pages, if you can stand it. Accompanied by this absurd cover image: