Monday, June 23, 2008

McCain auditions for role as reality show host

Apparently he wishes to be on American Inventor:
Among other ideas, he'll propose inspiring "the ingenuity and resolve of the American people by offering a $300 million prize for the development of a battery package that has the size, capacity, cost and power to leapfrog the commercially available plug-in hybrids or electric cars."
There's something farcical about that, but so it goes. Americans love reality TV, probably because real reality just plain fucking sucks, and far too many of them have bought the old Horatio Alger mythology hook, line, and sinker. McCain knows that Barnum was right, and that there might just be enough suckers come election day. Obama knows it too - he's just using a different angle (i.e., tapping into that evangelical vibe that characterizes the Myth of American Exceptionalism with all that "hope" nonsense). Fortunately, I'm not alone in seeing through the bullshit.

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