This bitch just watched the latest ad by Roy Blunt. The ad features Blunt walking along a fence on the border between Mexico and what I assume is Arizona while talking about how he supports the Arizona immigration law and would do blah, blah, and blah to enforce our laws and finish the fence.
Bluntology is built on the seasoned foundation of his multiple decades in politics – he’s careful to praise legal immigration even as he makes it clear that he supports Arizona’s controversial immigration law and that border fence. Roy Blunt is the very definition of careful…skilled at the game…and not likely to commit the kind of verbal malfunction that would reveal his true feelings about immigration beyond saying that he supports the new Arizona law. The only other clue we have to his views is that he’s running the ad in the first place – Missouri isn’t a border state, Missourians are our state’s largest export and Blunt was in Congress long enough to own a lot of the financial fubar that has fueled the exodus and cost those of us who remain our economic stability.
But clever editing and well crafted copy delivered in a calm well schooled voice make Blunt sound reasonable as he endorses the most unreasonable state immigration law on the books.
In contrast, Sharon Angle is as prone to verbal malfunctions as Blunt is to carefully walking the line.
Angle’s latest dance with wrongness was her defense of her advertising featuring Hispanics – Angle recently told a group of high school students… "You know, I don't know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don't know that."
‘Tis fascinating to watch the difference decades in Washington can make for a candidate.
Those decades might not have cured Blunt of ig’nance, but they sure as shit have taught him how to take a shit in the middle of a room and get out before folks notice that it stinks to high heaven.