Ken Duberstein, Reagan's chief of staff, endorsed Obama today, saying the following:
"I think it has very much undermined the whole question of John McCain’s judgment. You know what most Americans I think realized is that you don’t offer a job, let alone the vice presidency, to a person after one job interview. Even at McDonald’s, you’re interviewed three times before you get a job."
And Lawrence Eagleburger, secretary of state under Bush Sr. and a man whose support McCain has often touted, brought further pain today on NPR, where he said Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was "of course" not ready to be vice president.
It seems unprecedented that so many grandees from one party should voice support for the other party's nominee. If McCain wins, it won't just be a rejection of Obama or the Democrats, but even of thinking Republicans including writers and party elders. It will be the true ascendancy of the idiocracy.
UPDATE: House Minority Leader John Boehner. What a boner.
From the Miami University (Ohio) Miami Student newspaper: "Now, listen, I've voted 'present' two or three times in my entire 25-year political career, where there might have been a conflict of interest and I didn't feel like I should vote," Boehner said.
"In Congress, we have a red button, a green button and a yellow button, alright. Green means 'yes,' red means 'no,' and yellow means you're a chicken shit. And the last thing we need in the White House, in the oval office, behind that big desk, is some chicken who wants to push this yellow button."
Is this the first sign of the idiocracy?