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November 3, 2010

MIDTERM Diagnostics


In shooting down Angle, Paladino, O’Donnell and McMahon, it seems the American people — consistently underestimated by the punditocracy — showed they know the difference between ideology, on the one hand, and character (or psychopathology) on the other.  Now (building on Jon Stewart’s great first attempt at establishing sanity as a fundamental criteria of social discourse), if we could just get the media and political world to stop reinforcing these desperate, attention-seeking people, and recognize, instead, what personality disorders (and, in sad Carl’s case, decompensation) actually looks like ….

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