Oct 3, 2007

What a Woman Knows About Faking It

Faking It is usually a harmless exercise in bravado, gallantry, kindness, or bullshit in order to further one's career, relationship, or used car sale. Venial sins of the flesh and convenience, but usually confined to a moment. Some people get rich from it even after folks discover the truth, which may (or may not) help to explain Ryan Seacrest.

However, the new, fortified variety of Faking It that has cropped up in politics has morphed into something from a horror movie. A collective gasp escapes as a nation watches someone actually bait a hook, line, and sinker--only to watch the media AND Congress! knowingly swallow, process and regurgitate the lie.

It is a thing I'd only read about in Animal Farm and The Last Battle.

And then to fake being a hero, a battle-tested soldier, or recipient of meritorious accolades in order to suborn the credibility of our military goes straight to the category of hellish evil. Oh, I'm sure the means are all somehow justified in the fantasy-driven "ends" that are desired. But the desired "end" of a matter is never what is arrived at with wickedness.

I posted this over at Gateway Pundit this morning:

"It all makes me long for Air Guitars and Milli Vinilli; way back when phony was phunny!

Now we have Democratic Senators who basically lip-synch to MoveOn.org without giving them any cred for it, and spend their time faking being a governing body.

Air Government."

Now I'll just settle for a candidate that can fake being a Statesman.


Jimbo - PRS said...


Statesman? I'm not holding my breath.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Thanks. If Fred can fake it as well as Reagan actually lived it, we may be okay.

Peggy U said...

Air government? I like ...

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Heh! Good one, Joan!
The air government airheads also ooze air care for our true Heroes.

Air care meaning envious contempt, of course, which is what most polimaggots feel about true Patriots.

Lots of "air" support for our Troops in Congress.
Pretentious asses all!

Fred looks to be the best hope we got. He's about as close to Reagan's ideals as we will get, for now.
I like Tom Tancredo too, but he just doesn't have the charisma, which doesn't matter to me, but it does to far too many voters.

Kim said...

Joan, you just posted what I started to try to post the other day but got mentally smushed. Most excellent. Thank you. I couldn't have written this well.