Yesterday on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer deliberately perpetuated the kind of spooky, demented, conspiracy-laden gobbledygook that helped so much in dooming his party last week:
Of course [the affair] was being held over Petraeus’s head, and the sword was lowered on Election Day. You don’t have to be a cynic to see that as the ultimate in cynicism. As long as they needed him to give the administration line ... everybody was silent. And as soon as the election’s over, as soon as he can be dispensed with, the sword drops and he’s destroyed.
For starters, Krauthammer's cynicism theory is more of a simpleton's theory. It assumes ...
*that Petraeus is a man of no honor whatsoever; that he was willing to lie to a congressional committee to conceal his preceding dishonor of adultery, which, by the way, he promptly and freely admitted.
*that the White House is so extraordinarily stupid that it would fire Petraeus just prior to his next congressional testimony.
*that Congress wouldn't simply recall Petraeus to testify?--which the Senate Intelligence Committee just did?
Q: Will Krauthammer himself do the honorable thing and apologize to the White House, once Petraeus dismantles Krauthammer's "cynical" conspiracy theory?
Q2: How is it that Krauthammer hasn't yet grasped that all the elaborate, dunderheaded darkness that Krauthammer & Friends so foolishly persists in casting over the Obama administration isn't helping the anti-Obama cause? It's terrific entertainment; Krauthammer and his ideological pals are a priceless laughingstock. But, to loosely borrow from Bugsy Siegel, they're only killing themselves.