I don't think I have ever seen anything more pitiful than Michelle Malkin's
lecture at her alma mater, Oberlin College on Feb 15, 2006 re-aired on C-Span today. It's been over 45 minutes now, and this little thinks-she-the-Phillipino-Barbie has done nothing but read a prepared list of a insignificant number of the incredibly rare reports of false claims of racism by ethnic minorities over the past 20 years as if to suggest that therefore claims of racism are exaggerated.
She took ten minutes to describe the heat she's taken from other Philippinos for taking her husband's Anglo surname followed by a reading of no less than 20 e-mails from liberals slinging derogatory remarks at her for being a sell-out to the Bush administration (which she is by any measure). When she got to the one she had memorized, she looked up will the first appearance of glee on her face and said, "and this one, asking if it's true I can suck the chrome of a trailer hitch."
As I write this, she is summarizing, saying that her whole point is that before people accuse the administration or anyone of bigotry, we should look at our own "liberal bigotry". And that's it. She just finished. I can hardly express my disappointment. Michelle Malkin is considered one of the top conservative bloggers. She is quoted EVERYWHERE. She is a bad fake.
I expected something of substance based on her omnipresence in the conservative blogshere. Instead there was not one mention of Bush, the administration, the war in Iraq, or politics at any level. No attempt whatsoever to lay out any kind of support or explanation for the neo-conservative agenda. Instead we got 45 minutes of "liberals are bad too", and some kind of obsessive fixation on some inane nuance about racism under the authority of her having experienced it all her life...from liberals.
Even the initially hostile liberal audience of students and professors began to soften as the realization swept the hall almost in unison that Michelle basically sucked. In the space of what turned from nail-biting anticipation that she was about to say SOMETHING interesting after 40 minutes, it became painfully more obvious as the questions proceeded, that this was to be the most humiliating experience of Michelle's short-lived, winner-take-all bet on Bush career.
That Michelle Malkin is crème-of-the-conservative-crop in the blogoshere -- the veritable Grand Damn of institutionalized hysterical shrills-- is so un-smart, but pretty, dull but while sultry, afraid-of-her-shadow but alluringly vulnerable, does not bode well for the "movement".
As an avid C-Span Book TV listener, I tell you the last 2 weeks have witnessed an unabashed total about-face on Bush, across the board, among the Rove-effect-coattail pundits. Just today Horowitz and Malkin ran thru a nearly identical roster of issues taken against the Bush administration as if to soften the mattress in hell onto which they are about to dive to dodge the bullet of anonymity.
Its little wonder Michelle's blog doesn't allow comments (Is that really a blog?) Folks, I think we're lookin at a house of cards. If I am right, reader activity on conservative blogs is dropping like a rock. (Anyone have a pulse on that?)