Whoever said that there are no such thing as stupid questions, only stupid answers - they were 180 degrees of wrong. There are some questions whose answers are so obvious that they leave one wondering how the person asking it is able to breathe without regular reminders. There are some questions that, after being asked, leave one with the firm impression that the person asking it is likely mystified by the daily rising and setting of the sun. The stupid - it really does burn.
So it is today from the Michael Calderone at the Politico where he asks Does the press really vet presidential candidates?
Wait . . . wait . . . . it gets even worse. In excusing the MSM's failure to report on John Edward's, Calderone opines:
And with numerous candidates in both parties to cover, it’s not surprising that news organizations largely ignored the report of a “love child” between Edwards and Hunter just a few weeks before the Iowa vote.
Clearly, there is a disconnect here. You can bet your right arm that had it been McCain or Palin instead of Edwards, the issue of a love child coming on top of their repeated denial of an affair while their spouse was ill with terminal cancer would have had every last reporter in our MSM - and more than a few editors - pivoting and leaving a trail of slime all the way from Iowa to the nursrey inside of Hunter's home.
We just went through an election cycle to elect a man with no experience in the executive or military, a man with no business experience, a man with less then a year in the Senate when he began to run for office, a man with an open history of radical friends and alliances, a man who wrote an autobiography explaining how a preacher speaking of "white man's greed" moved him to his core, and this press turned a blind eye to all of it. Obama sat in the pews of the bomb throwing uber-racist Rev. Wright for 20 years, yet claims that Rev. Wright only spoke sweetness and light whenever he was there. Yet not a member of the MSM bothered to follow up. Where were the people who were supposed to be vetting Obama? Clearly they weren't at John Edward's house either. Those that weren't writing hit pieces suggesting McCain was having an affair with a lobbyist were all in Alaska checking sifting through the frozen dirt in Sarah Palin's home town.
If Calderone does not realize that the left does vet in painstaking detail - but only Republicans - well, suffice it to say, I am amazed he knows enough grammer and has sufficient command of vocabulary even to compose his question.