Honestly, I don’t mind a bit that the old RINO has finally come out of the closet and stopped pretending to be something he’s not. Not that I think he’s a passionately committed Democrat, either. He’s not a passionately committed anything. He’s just addicted to power and influence, like most of the rest of the politicians, Democrat or Republican. It matters little what side of the public trough he feeds out of, left or right, as long as he’s able to go on feeding until they carry him away from it in a pine box.
Blog reactions are too numerous to mention more than a few — Malkin, Ace, Hot Air, for starters. And then there’s this nasty bit of photoshopping from S. Weasel. It’s gross, really, so click with caution, and don’t say I didn’t warn you. This one is much tamer.
As for me, well, if the man wants to be a Democrat, that’s his prerogative. But he reveals his true political principles (viz., his absolute dedication to the Party of Keeping Arlen Specter Feeding at the Public Trough) when he says in mid-March:
I’m staying a Republican because I think I have a more important role to play there. I think the United States very desperately needs a two-party system. … And I’m afraid that we’re becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party.
and then turns around and bolts in late April. Is he stupid, or does he think we are? It brings to mind Mark Twain’s words:
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.