The cable TV news sharks were building up an immunity to smelling oil in the water when —- hallelujah! —- new blood started flowing.
The blood wasn’t spilled on the battlefields of Afghanistan, but the wounds run deep from inside the cover of the Rolling Stone.
Afghan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal done bad. He bad-mouthed his political bosses in an interview with the magazine.
Or as Fox News referred to it, Manna from heaven.
The general will meet with Obama on Wednesday, where it is expected that the commander-in-chief will fire him.
Or have another beer summit.
The president should fire McChrystal —- this is his Truman fires MacArthur moment in history.
But look for the even-tempered Obama to instead accept the general’s resignation in order to help him save a little face.
On Tuesday, McChrystal found little support from lawmakers. Even former hero turned coward Sen. John McCain more or less agreed that the general is guilty of insubordination. However, the former maverick will probably retract that after he gets his marching orders from the defacto leader of his party.
If it hasn’t happened already, the general will get the backing of Fox, fearless leader Lush Rimbaugh, Beckerwood and Insanity.
These whackos are in favor of a police state as it is.
They’re support overthrowing Obamament, they support and apologize to the masters of the disaster that is BP, and they take Ann Coulter seriously.
Beware the military industrial complex be damned.
The general said Obama was ineffective. He had nastier words for VP Joe Biden and referred to another general as “a clown.”
The general’s incendiary comments about the Obama administration’s lack of credibility and authority and that they were at best “shaky” ought to bring Dick Cheney crawling out from under the woodwork in his undisclosed location to remind the terrorists that he thinks Obama is weak and continues to make America wussified.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, the president hosted a gay pride month event at the White House.
You think he was attacked for golfing while the oil crisis worsened.
What could’ve been said during that event?
1. “I love what you did with the Lincoln bedroom.”
2. “Does your iPod have any show tumes on it?”
3. “With a name like Dick Armey, you’d think he’d be in favor of getting rid of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ “
4. “Someone ought to tell Bill Clinton he’s wasting his time trying to hit on Ellen.”
5. “Is it too soon to hit on Al Gore?”
Fox News will slam Obama for that event. Fearless leader probably will too, since every one of his zombies have such a short attention span they won’t remember that Elton John performed at his wedding.
But that won’t be Obama’s biggest headache on Wednesday. It will be what to do with General Confusion.
Immediate response from people inside of the Republican Party brain trust (that leaves Palin out) was that the GOP won’t politicize this.
And if you believe that, there’s some beachfront property for sale without tar balls in Louisiana.
Anyway, at least the TV cable news networks — and Fox — got to use their favorite cliches, like: This is “a teachable moment” for the president. Or, There’s a definite “disconnect” between the White House and the general on this issue; or, “At the end of the day” McChrystal has to go.
Wonder what they’re saying to the president as they brief him tonight before his meeting on Wednesday with McChrystal?
Here’s one idea: Now’s the time to let everybody know whose ass you’re gonna kick.