Friday, April 23, 2010
Score one for Anderson Cooper.
His subtle but none-too-direct verbal beat-down of Arizona State Senator Cecil Ash the other night was one for the books. In case you've been fortunate enough to have other things to do besides follow the daily bukkake of crazy coming from the right these days, Ash is one of several Republican lawmakers backing a measure currently making the rounds in Arizona (now officially known as "The Laughingstock State") to require that presidential candidates submit their birth certificates before running for office. For the record, Ash claims that this has nothing to do with him not thinking that, oh say, Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States; it would simply be put in place to allay any potential future controversies -- in other words, to allow the completely fucking detached from reality to ostensibly rest a little easier at night.
Needless to say, Coop managed to make short order of this guy without even breaking a sweat. It's easy when your opponent doesn't have a logical leg to stand on, I suppose.
ASH: Anderson, I think there's been a lot of controversy over the issue, created a division among a lot of people in the United States, for better or worse, many people don't believe he is a U.s. citizen, they believe he has divided loyalties, i suppose you could say.
COOPER: Right, but those people are wrong, he is a U.S. citizen.
ASH: You're telling me that he's wrong. I've never investigated that. If he is, he has nothing to fear.
COOPER: But I mean the information is out there, it has been released, it has been shown there are some people who don't believe it but there are also some people that believe the moon is made out of cheese. You can say you never investigated it but I think you would probably say the moon is not made out of cheese.
ASH: I certainly would.
And as incomprehensible as it sounds, that's really what it comes down to:
OBAMA WASN'T BORN IN THE UNITED STATES = THE MOON IS MADE OF CHEESE