Crooks and Liars reports that Dr.Keith Ablow, Fox News’ resident
phrenologist psychiatrist tossed off words like ‘differential’ and ‘diagnosis’ and ‘dementia’ and ‘alcohol’ after watching Vice-President Joe Biden debate Rep. Paul Ryan.
We all know the political game of low-balling expectations and pumping up the opposition. If our guy loses– well, he was up against a fast-talking political whiz. If he wins– victory is sweeter. It’s a David and Goliath story.
You never hear politicians call their opponent a lousy debater– that’s not strategic. What glory would there be in winning the debate?
But Dr.Ablow is a
chiropodist psychiatrist, not some slick political spin doctor. So how could he know that he was spinning in the wrong direction? We Dems thought that Joe Biden was a formidable opponent. Dr. Ablow pretty much said that Ryan couldn’t win a debate with a demented drunk. Thanks, Fox News, for pointing out that Ryan did even worse than we thought.