“Ladies, La-hay-hay-dies,” (smooths imaginary mustache),”there’s plen-T of TC to go arou-how-hound!”
So, remember the big feud between Michelle Malkin and Meghan McCain a few days back? Michelle talked some Meggie Mac smack, and Meg fired back over teh Twitter, and on her Daily Beast blog? Well, I just caught up to the Politico Arena chat that started it all, and guess who’s smack-dab in the middle of it?
12:29 [Comment From Matthew]
Who would you say is the most insightful liberal political figure or commentator out there right now? Who is a conservative political figure of commentator who you think needs to shut up?
12:30 Fred Barbash-Moderator: That’s the last question. So sorry.
12:32 Michelle Malkin: Hmmm. Interesting question. On the right: Less Meghan McCain. On the left? Tommy Christopher is an honest lib.
Maybe it’s the hopeless bleeding heart in me, but I see an opportunity to make some magic here. Just as Meghan McCain seeks to be a bridge between her party’s old and new factions (and succeeds, to a large degree), perhaps I can be the bridge between Meghan and Michelle.
Everyone knows I have nothing but respect and admiration for Meg, especially for the great example she sets for women and girls everywhere. As for Michelle, we probably agree on one thing only, which is that she does not deserve to be called a “bitch” or to be “hate-f**ked” by Playboy’s Guy Cimbalo. It’s a sad state of affairs when our political discourse has led to the lauding of common decency.
But, since they’re both listening, let me see if we can bridge where a chasm now yawns. Let’s join hands, the 3 of us, and think about what has happened to this country in the age of polarization, and ask ourselves if we can move past it all. Now, close your eyes and chant with me, “Yes, we can!”
Well, I tried.