Today's Wet Burrito Award goes to perennial winner Ruben Navarette Jr. In Junior's insipid column today, homeboy maintains his robotic support of the war in Iraq with the mindless repeating of Republican talking points. I wouldn't mind his position so much if it was at least reasoned, fact-based, and intellectually consistent. Instead it consists primarily of George Bush Good, Democrats Bad. Junior does, however, casually drop in the fact that he recently appeared on a "nationally televised news program." Well, not so casually, it's in his first sentence.
It's like five sputtering minutes on TV somehow makes his opinion that Dems "have a steep learning curve on national security issues" any more valid. Flavor Flav, after all, is on national television. And so is Lou Dobbs. It's not so great an accomplishment.
And, no, the TV show was not Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, but The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, where in the context of a debate on how public opinion has shifted to overwhelming opposition to the war, Navarette somehow managed to spin that fact into how this growing opinion against George Bush's war is bad for the Democrats. A clever feat of mental jiu-jitsu as I've ever seen. I guess the vato is smarter that a 5th grader.