don’t be lookin’ at the finger
This is not a post on The Issue: this is a post on the distortion of the National Dialog on any and all Important Issues. It’s about the use of Disinformation to avoid actual discussion of The Issues.
Todd Akin. He’s staying in the race against *shudder* Claire McCaskill despite the fall-out over his excerpted comments in an interview.
Lots of “War on Women” commentary, lots of focus on his mistaken idea that “women’s bodies shut down.” Lots and lots of focus on his use of the word “legitimate.”
No focus at all on how Claire McCaskill even spent money for Todd Akin’s campaign and now squats like a toad, waiting for him to make a statement she can use.
But what would happen if the full statement [BTF] were actually discussed?
I dunno why I bother; very few are interested in doing anything but playing “gotcha!”