Barney Wank, galloping through the sward…

Most Americans don’t pay much attention to the daily news. It’s below their noise floor. It takes something like Caylee Anthony disappearing or the Sarah Palin/Tina Fey deliciousness to make them turn their heads. Another example, I’m coming to believe, is this manufactured outrage over the AIG bonuses. Sure it’s outrageous, but it’s still manufactured.

Most Americans don’t know that Barney Frank is guilty as hell in all this. Most people in Barney Frank’s district don’t know either. But they’ll see the thunderously lisping kabuki theater he’s doing today, his Joe McCarthy on helium routine, demanding names! dammit! names!

His constituents may not even see this performance today, but they’ll see it ad infinitum et nauseum when he’s trying to get re-elected, and they’ll think he’s their staunch defender.

You know what’s done more to damage BF than all the serious reporting and videotape of him blocking the reining in of the GSAs? Saturday Night Live. He’d be completely politically unscathed right now were it not for SNL lampooning him a few times.

I hope SNL skewers him again this week, or he’s going to get clean away with today’s skit.

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