Submitted By Todd on March 11th at 8:27pm
fetishism, pornography, prostitution and homosexuality would make Camille Paglia an Obama sort of liberal. She did support him in the election - but now she's complaining.
Heads should be rolling at the White House for the embarrassing series of flubs that have overshadowed President Obama's first seven weeks in office and given the scattered, demoralized Republicans a huge boost toward regrouping and resurrection. (Michelle, please use those fabulous toned arms to butt some heads!).Paglia says the problem is the young punks in the White House.
his posse of smirky smart alecks and provincial rubes, who were shrewd enough to beat the slow, pompous Clintons in the mano-a-mano primaries but who seem like dazed lost lambs in the brave new world of federal legislation and global statesmanship.Paglia highlights the tragic failure of Geithner and Orzsag, the mess of a Stimulus Package, the botched Gordon Brown visit, and, of course, the Rush fiasco.
Case in point: The orchestrated attack on radio host Rush Limbaugh, which has made the White House look like an oafish bunch of drunken frat boys. I returned from carnival in Brazil (more on that shortly) to find the Limbaugh affair in full flower. Has the administration gone mad? This entire fracas was set off by the president himself, who lowered his office by targeting a private citizen by name. Limbaugh had every right to counterattack, which he did with gusto. Why have so many Democrats abandoned the hallowed principle of free speech? Limbaugh, like our own liberal culture hero Lenny Bruce, is a professional commentator who can be as rude and crude as he wants.It is a sorry state of affairs at the White House. The price of youth, inexperience, and radicalism - more committed to changing the world than fixing what's broke.
And I'm sick of people impugning Rush's wealth and lifestyle, which is no different from that of another virtuoso broadcaster who hit it big -- Oprah Winfrey. Rush Limbaugh is an embodiment of the American dream: He slowly rose from obscurity to fame on the basis of his own talent and grit.Good stuff coming from an Obama feminist.