I’ve always had a soft spot for Carly!, in part for reasons that I could not acceptably articulate here. So let’s just say I was also an English major, and also once toiled at the lowest levels of California tech, though our paths greatly diverged, meaning that, unlike her, I never became CEO of a big company, starred in a car commercial, or ran for Senator against Barbara Boxer, while in recovery from chemo and surgery, and never had the opportunity to employ Fred Davis to produce possibly the third- or fourth-greatest political ad of all time, in my expert opinion:
I’ve always liked how much Carly! riles intellectuals inside and outside of academia, and especially including the legion of techies who can never resist the opportunity to spray venom far and wide in regard to her abortive and controversial reign at HP. I noticed on Twitter last night that she had the defense intellectuals also foaming and spraying.
Good for her! I don’t think she has a chance of being the R nominee, I think she’s kind of a phony in a lot of ways, and it’s hard for me to believe she really believes many of the things she says, but that goes for all of ’em everywhere, and my soft spot for her remains tender as ever. More important, well before the debate, or the second of the two debates, or fourth of the four debates, was over, she was already being declared the winner. I think the same evil media forces anointing Carly! and blowing up her balloon have a sheaf of needles at the ready, but what matters infotainmentwise now (or all that matters, really) is that everyone is bored of Trump, and we all want and need to move the narrative to a new phase, and maybe bring Burt back into the fold – though not a demon sheepfold.
Side comment: It’s interesting how the Rs spend primary season elevating figures who contradict the identity-political critique of the party as an institution of and for WHITE GUYS. I’m also still thinking that Rubio, partly for i.p. reasons and partly because his views are acceptable to the majority of Rs, and partly because he seems like a nice guy and not dull, is probably going to be on the R ticket, and has a much better chance than Carly! or what’s-his-name with the hair and the insults.
Anyway, truth is, I didn’t watch most of the debate. My mainly apolitical housemate, oddly enough, did watch it or a lot of it, and repeatedly emerged from his room to report on what he’d noted. So I finally gave in and turned on in time to see Jeb! nominate a dang furrener for the $10 bill, and I kind of liked but was unsure about Carly!’s dismissive meta-answer (keep the bills as they are – it doesn’t matter).
So much for my completely sound and correct analysis. Anyone else?
Image by John Pemble