August 31, 2004

Damning with faint pretense

Also via Boing Boing comes this report of Dennis Hastert attempting to smear George Soros:

"You know, I don't know where George Soros gets his money. I don't know where ? if it comes overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from," Hastert mused. An astonished Chris Wallace asked: "Excuse me?" The Speaker went on: "Well, that's what he's been for a number years ? George Soros has been for legalizing drugs in this country. So, I mean, he's got a lot of ancillary interests out there." Wallace: "You think he may be getting money from the drug cartel?" Hastert: "I'm saying I don't know where groups - could be people who support this type of thing. I'm saying we don't know."

Brilliant. I mean, who the hell keeps voting these idiots into office (besides crooked voting machines, I mean)? It seems like the only people who would vote for such a man are crazed crack whores and dangerous psychopaths, although I guess we'll never know. I notice Mr. Hastert hasn't disavowed the support of such voters, though. Suspicious.

Posted by Francis at 11:01 AM