In the "now I know why I had such visceral dislike for this douchebag" file, we have Jon Corzine, who, during his concession speech last night, snarked a bit about his mom:
In making his concession speech, Democratic governor Jon Corzine was consoling his followers when he said, “My mother is probably the only one that’s happy tonight. She’s a Republican. She’s 93 years old so, we’re not going to worry too much about that.”
The line got a big laugh.
Michelle Malkin interpeted it as Corzine...
...dismissing her politics as a function of her age (she is 93). So, he insults fat people on the campaign trail and old people while making his concession address.
Stephanie Gutmann saw it thusly:
...the Corzine remark mirrors a callousness, a coarse attitude about the “dispensability” of the aged, that one sees in the debate over health-care reform.
Me, I saw it as a sudden show of a repressed rage, a moment of frustration unleashed, where he lashed out at his opponent through someone he knew was safe: his own mother.
Regardless - what an asshole.
Jeez, how much of that stench around here was caused by that douchebag, anyway?