Just when I was feeling particularly stupid and overextended, who steps in to make me look stable by comparison but Crazy Santa from Hotlanta, Mr. Ted Turner himself! His latest interview in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution unfurls an impressive array of interesting positions on just about every major issue of the day.
Ted assures us that he’s entered a zone of personally unprecedented mental stability…
Admitting that he’s “always suffered from foot-in-the-mouth disease,” Turner added, “I’ve gotten a lot better, though. It’s been a long time since anybody caught me saying something stupid.”
Ted must be counting on the likelihood that literally no one reads ajc.com, which may generally be a reasonable presumption. But today Matt Drudge dredged this up, and among the list of things Ted said that aren’t stupid are:
Global warming will result in most of us being dead or turning to cannibalism in 30 or 40 years
There are too many of us and everyone in the world needs to take a pledge that they’ll have two children at most
China just wants to sell us shoes, and Russia wants to be our friends, too, so we can scrap the bulk of our military budget
The Iraqi insurgents are patriots who just don’t like invaders
It’s offerings like this that convince me that the Hollywood Left may be in for a November Surprise again this year — I really have a tough time believing this kind of hyperbole plays well on Main Street. At any rate, see the article here … I think you can listen to the interview at that link as well if you’re so inclined.