Have I mentioned that Wes Clark gets it? As if my vote weren't already signed, sealed, and delivered, Clark nails it with a one-two punch last night on Wolf Blitzer. In a few short sentences, he takes down my two biggest political nemeses:
1) Tom Delay
2) Washington-Insider Hair
Delay on Clark:
Frankly, what irritates me the most are these blow-dried Napoleons that come on television and, in some cases, have their own agendas. General Clark is one of them that is running for president, yet he's paid to be an expert on your network. And he's questioning the plan and raising doubts as he becomes this expert.
Clark on Delay:
Well, first of all, I'd be happy to compare my hair with Tom DeLay's. We'll see who's got the blow-dried hair.
It had to be said. Bush has good hair, okay, fine. But anybody who has read this blog has heard me harp on the Washington Bouffant. [see: John Kerry, et al.] Tom Delay sports a minor variation on that look that could probably be called the Exterminator Helmet. Regardless, let's just say that he does not want to start the hair competition with Wesley Dreamboat Clark. Who continues as follows:
But beyond that, Wolf, he's got it exactly backward. It's upside down. I am saying what I believe. And I'm being drawn into the political process because of what I believe and what I've said about it.
So it's precisely the opposite of a man like Tom DeLay, who is only motivated by politics and says whatever he needs to say to get the political purpose. And so, you know, it couldn't be more diametrically opposed, and I couldn't be more opposed than I am to Tom DeLay.
You know, Wolf, when our airmen were flying over Kosovo, Tom DeLay led the House Republicans to vote not to support their activities, when American troops were in combat. To me, that's a real indicator of a man who is motivated not by patriotism or support for the troops, but for partisan political purposes.
The only thing left to say was said by The Poorman:
Good for him. I'd have preferred a nice, direct "Tom DeLay? Yo, fuck Tom Delay," but I think Clark does get his point across reasonably well here. Tom DeLay sucks. Tom DeLay rose through the ranks to become Supreme Allied Commander of Slick, Oily Douchebags. It's nice to know that when Clark says he's got friends on both sides of the aisle, he doesn't include rat bastards like fucking Tom DeLay.