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For @dmataconis: Romney Campaign Bus In Centerville, VA

Posted on | July 15, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Doug Mataconis is a sharp guy and frequent interlocutor on Twitter. While I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but he taps into my lingering well of resentment toward all of the preppy, teacher’s pet, condescending snobs back in high school. May I be wrong, and have the pleasure of discarding that false impression later. But there it is:

Well, here is some documentary evidence of the bus in question:

So the bus operates both as a mothership for interns, and a rallying point for Romney supporters. That is in addition to whatever psychological effect, if any, it has on the Obama campaign. You’d think, as a self-labeled libertarian, Mataconis might take the indifferent view that, so long as no laws are broken and necessary permits obtained, Romney can drive his bus into the drink off Chappaquiddick Island.

But maybe I don’t fully grasp libertarianism.
To Mataconis, in the immortal words of Sgt Hulka:


8 Responses to “For @dmataconis: Romney Campaign Bus In Centerville, VA”

  1. richard mcenroe
    July 15th, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    And by “following around” I take it he means”driving on public streets where they have ever right to be whether the Lord of the Dregs likes it or not…”

  2. Texas Accountant
    July 15th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    It has been my impression, from reading an occasional Doug Mataconis post, that Doug is a big government independent – not close to being a Libertarian.

  3. richard mcenroe
    July 15th, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

     “Big government independent,” aka “liberal who won’t own it?”

  4. Jprs
    July 15th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Concur. The smug, holier than thou attitude of OTB is the reason I stopped reading the blog.

  5. Northern Virginia Tea Party Protests Barack Obama, Supports Mitt Romney In Centerville, 14 July 2012 : The Other McCain
    July 15th, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    […] and being lovely.No mistaking the neon yellow.These were the interns from the bus, of which Mataconis still disapproves, AFAIK.Robert Stacy McCain interviews the mastermind of the Northern Virginia Tea Party’s […]

  6. William_Teach
    July 15th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    It’s funny how Doug rarely throws the same stuff out towards the Obama campaign.

    These kinds of things are just part of election cycles. I’d rather both sides engage in this type of silliness and taunting then the massive personal smears.

  7. SVT
    July 15th, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    I’m shocked – shocked – that Mataconis wrote something biased and disingenuous.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    July 19th, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    He probably considers himself a Left Wing Libertarian.