Posted on | April 14, 2012 | 49 Comments
My post-primary depression has been hard to shake. Not even dancing up and down on Hilary Rosen cheered me up much.
But it could be worse. I could a North Korean rocket scientist.
I mean, think about that: You’re a freaking rocket scientist. But you’re in North Korea, arguably the worst totalitarian nightmare since the reign of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Nevertheless, your rocket-science skills made you one of the most important people in North Korea.
Until your rocket blew up.
Sucks to be you, huh?
As bad as it would be to be a North Korean rocket scientist, it might actually be more humiliating to be a North Carolina Democrat:
Jay Parmley, North Carolina’s Democratic Party executive director, has been accused of sexual harassment by Adriadn Ortega, a former communications staffer for the state party, according to a report by the J.W.P. Civitas Institute.
An email chain The Daily Caller previously obtained didn’t name the alleged perpetrator or the victim, but confirmed the existence of the alleged sexual harassment, a financial settlement paid to the victim and that Parmley and the victim had signed non-disclosure agreements. Civitas has since reported the names of those involved.
On his Twitter account, Parmley describes himself as an “all around good guy and a Democrat!”
Anyway, I’m bummed out by the end of the primary campaign, but are we really Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption?
Ace of Spades doesn’t think so. He thinks Obama’s failures are so transparently obvious that even Peggy Joseph has probably wised up by now. On the other hand, Ace once believed Rick Perry was going all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, so we should keep that in mind.
What about William Tucker of the American Spectator?
Call me crazy, but I think Mitt Romney has more than an even chance of winning this election against Barack Obama.
OK, then — I’m calling you crazy.
Still, I should look on the bright side: If even smart guys like Ace and William Tucker can convince themselves that Mitt Romney actually has a legit chance at winning in November, then lots of other people probably believe the same thing. So I can write about the general-election campaign pretending that I believe it, too. And then on Nov. 7, after everybody’s naive dreams of a Romney victory have come crashing down like a North Korean rocket, I can say: “Chumps! Ain’t I done told you so?”
As long as I’ve got something to look forward to . . .
BTW, a belated Happy 59th Birthday to Charles Johnson.