Sunday, November 01, 2009

Ayn Rand Gets Positive Mention In Newsweek

...If it'd been Time or The Nation giving her semi-favorable mention, I'd'a been checking for Four Horsemen on the horizon. Newsweek still seems unlikely but there it is.

On the other hand, it is Mark Sanford, who has good reason to find Dagny Taggart a sympathetic character and probably figures he can't do his image any harm by admitting Ayn Rand may've had a clue. Actually, Dagny appears to be his type. (Dude, Dagny had several lovers -- But. She. Wasn't. Married!)

...Yeah, I'm beating up on him a bit. I'm not especially forgiving of cheaters; if you want out of a committed relationship, get out, then go hang with your next True Love. Not the other way around. If he'd do that to his wife, what won't he do to the public? --Or the Republic? I guess he's seeing John Edwards and Bill Clinton as positive models of manliness. John Galt was too much of a stretch?


Turk Turon said...

You're preachin' to the choir, here, Sister.


Tango Juliet said...

Good ol' Dagny. :)

Roberta X said...

...I was gonna ask if Roark was too kinky to be his role model, but I have yet to see anything to convince me politricksters see anything as "too kinky."

Stranger said...

Politician and moral? The first contraindicates the latter, I am afraid.

And has, at least as far back as 1750 BCE. David was the first recorded peeping tom - and if 2 Samuel can be trusted the man with 120 wives and concubines liked what he saw. To the point of wearing a trench from the palace to Bathy's house.

But the only thing that has changed since Warren G. was in the White House is the media. Those days the party affiliation was part of the name. As in Warren G. Harding (D Oh)

Now when a D crosses the line, party affiliation is never mentioned. But just let a rascally bedswerver claim an R affiliation and the papers cannot buy enough ink.