Saturday, October 04, 2008

More on McMaverick

Palin is a gender maverick. Or gender bending Benedictine Arnold. She's ready to be a frontwoman for a patriarchal system. Of course, she's a shill or conwoman working for a conman, McConman, as well. Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice, and Alberto Gonzalez similarly turned their backs on their brethren (blacks, black women, Latinos) to shill for Bushco, for The Man, the very very white, rich, corporate, Man.

This is gov't as carnival. The pols are the barkers, the booth operators, those in the know, herding the public, the rubes, off the great white way & into their tents. In this paradigm, the citizenry only exists to be duped, swindled, exploited..........just as they were during the latest mortgage securities bubble/bust.

Remember, McCain was up to his neck (with his patron Charles Keating) in the great S&L swindle of '87. After the bust, McCain rebranded himself as a reformer. Reformer, in this case, is just another wrinkle in the conman's bag of tricks & masks...... So laughable that McMaverick poses as a populist, a man of the people! He's the son and grandson of 4-star admirals, for Pete's sake! He dumped his crippled first wife for a centi-millionaire blonde tootsie who has bankrolled his career! He's all in favor of Bush's tax cuts for the hyper rich! Will somebody pleeeeeze gimme a break! Who buys this guy's act? I know, I know: millions, tens of millions.

Maverick was a gambler, a bit of a dandy (certainly not a working cowpoke). Melville's Confidence Man, a riverboat gambler and conman, was a shapeshifting literary precursor. Of course, the devil himself, going all the way back to the serpent in The Garden, is a poseur using lies to twist his prey.

By the way, somebody who worked with him told me James Garner (the original t.v. Maverick) was (is) a very nice guy with lefty politics. Mel Gibson, rightwing Bible thumping nutjob alky, played Maverick in the remake.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE don't trust obama,that is a simple fact.He is as less experienced as Palin.The difference is that media is as misleading as during iraq war.Mcain is a better choice.At least country will be safe.

10/11/2008 11:38 PM  
Blogger Tazeen said...

My fav phrases of the week:

gender maverick
front woman of a patriarchal system

absolute crackers

10/14/2008 3:46 AM  

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