Nov 14, 2007

Politics is percetion is reality

Salon's Glenn Greenwald rails against "the Beltway media class" for labeling Rudy Giuliani a moderate, saying other words are needed to describe a man who embraces the endorsement of a known anti-Semite and homophobe, itches to strike preemptively at Iran and speaks "glibly" about torture.

Greenwald has a point. And yet 60% of Republicans say Giuliani is the most moderate of all, according to a recent Rasmussen poll. Perhaps the Beltway boys are grading on a curve?

This primary campaign feels like a drunken masquerade party, full of strangers in bad costumes, false assumptions and giddy confusion. And yet we're asked to sort out who's who long before the unmasking (scheduled for sometime after Nov. 5). Good luck, you'll need it.

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