Friday, January 9, 2009

Megan McArdle, Gay Rights Activist

You stay classy, Rush:

Apparently Rush Limbaugh has developed a parody song about Barney Frank called . . . Banking Queen. Because you know what makes Frank such a piss-poor bank regulator? That's right, obviously it's who he sleeps with when he's not in Congress.
If Alan Greenspan's wife had been a swimsuit model, we probably could have avoided this mess altogether.
Thank god Megan is here to protect our poor, defenseless gay Congressmen from Rush. Gay folk are like polygamists, sure, they might be utter freakshows in Megan's mind, but you don't say it out loud. That's rude, and you never know when a gay man will have influence on your career.

If you want to be truly disgusted, check out the comments, where Megan's readers defend Rush and argue the joke was right on.


Anonymous said...

I don't even get that post. What does Rush making some unfunny fag joke have to do with swimsuit models?

Susan of Texas said...

If Alan Greenspan's wife had been a swimsuit model, we probably could have avoided this mess altogether.

It doesn't make the slightest bit of sense. The nutters say Frank went easy on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because his boyfriend worked for one/them/whatever. So Greenspan wouldn't have messed up the economy if his wife wasn't---what? In control of Wall Street? She's a jounalist, a talking head on NBC.

Massive fail, as the kids say.

Anonymous said...

She's been extra incoherent lately. This post makes absolutely no sense. I don't think Megan even understands how our system of government works. Barney Frank is not a bank regulator; he's a congressman. Congress passes laws delegating power to agencies to regulate stuff because Congress doesn't have the time or know-how to do it themselves. Barney Frank might serve on a committee that has some oversight over the regulators themselves, but Barney Frank doesn't have the power to regulate anything. Congress delegated that power to the FDIC or the SEC or whoever This is very basic stuff that she seems utterly clueless about.

And what happened to her yesterday? Just this one post from 8:22 a.m., then nothing for the rest of the day? I was more productive in the first five minutes of my workday yesterday than Megan was all fucking day. What does she do? Maybe she had a "business lunch" that went a little too long--that happens to the best of us, especially on Fridays. But if that's the case, Megan better ease up right now or her liver will be about as useful as her brain.

I know she likes to go to conferences and panel discussions at places like Cato or do a Bloggingheads--maybe that explains what she does all day. But does she have any other duties at The Atlantic that might be keeping her from blogging? All I recall is she wrote one stupid article for the magazine where she low-balled Iraqi casualties. But has she done anything else? I couldn't imagine in my wildest dreams that she does any editing for the magazine. Maybe her boss pulls her off blogging from time to time and makes her sell subscriptions over the phone. That would certainly be a better use of her talents than what's on exhibit at her daffy blog.

Susan of Texas said...

She has vvery little from the past year or so--one long article that read like a better blog entry, a shorter one, a couple little ones. All poorly written, sourced and thought out.

She has a successful career.I keep telling myself that, and I still can't believe it.

NutellaonToast said...

I haven't been checking too hard, but
I have noticed at least one article she co-wrote that she didn't pimp on her blog. She may do some actual "reporting" or something, but my 8-ball says "not very likely."