On his site today Andrew Sullivan defends Montana Governor Marc Racicot against one of Sullivan’s “liberal friends” who said Governor Racicot was “evil.” (Racicot’s the one who’s been holding all those press conferences for Bush in Austin and appearing on countless chat shows on the governor’s behalf.)
Racicot’s not evil. He’s pathetic. (And that’s much worse than evil.)
Sure, sure, Montana’s one of the more feeble states. But it’s still a state! Racicot’s running around like he’s trying out to be Bush’s press secretary. Why doesn’t this guy have more respect for himself? He’s the governor of a state! Aren’t the people of Montana starting to wonder why their Governor has set up shop down in Austin, Texas? Is he still on the state’s payroll? And what happened to Karen Hughes? Isn’t she good enough anymore?
Word is that Racicot may be in line to be George W.’s Attorney General. But doesn’t this pathetic behavior in search of a cabinet post tend to confirm the charge that Bush puts sycophantic loyalty above quality and merit in most of his appointments?
Bring on the yes-men!
P.S. Think you’ve heard Talking Points getting on Racicot’s case before? You’re right. Last month, the late night post on November 20th. It seems to have become an obsession with Talking Points. And Sullivan’s post just set him off.