Everything I Simultaneously Love And Hate About American Politics In One Short YouTube Video
I’m not sure which part of this I find the most simultaneously entertaining and depressing:
Is it the tell-tale sign where (0:19 mark) Mike Bost, trying hard to appear so out of control that he’s throwing things around, briefly stops to adjust the microphone to make sure it’s picking him up for the Illinois version of a CSPAN camera? Is it how premeditated it looks when he throws his papers up? Or when, right after that, he realizes he has erred by just giving them a gentle toss and punches them on the way down to make up for it? Is it the way everyone around him is looking bored in kind of a “sheesh, is this clown doing the ‘I’m ranting for the people’ thing again?” Is it the “Whitest Guy At The Elks Lodge” using the “Let my people go!” line about state pension reform?
Regardless, this obviously and cynically staged “real and edgy” photo-op is everything I both hate and love about modern political theatre rolled into one delectable 1:32-long video clip.