President Barack Obama called rap star Kanye West “a jackass.” Vice President Joe Biden told a senator to “Gimme a f—-ing break!” Economic adviser Christina Romer declared that Americans had yet to have their “holy s—-” moment over the economy.
Those who pay attention to political rhetoric say an unusual amount of profanity has emanated from this White House – even without counting famously colorful White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
The piece of utter tripe I have quoted was written by Kenneth P. Vogel. Kenneth P. Vogel is a journalist. He writes for a living. He not only went to school at the University of Wisconsin, he graduated from there.
And he doesn’t know the meaning of “jackass”?
1. a male donkey.
2. a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead; ass.
This proves something, I believe. Namely that Kenneth P. Vogel is a jackass.
(And doesn’t Politico have copyeditors? Or even proofreaders?)