When it came to this election, Hugh Hewitt, our favorite unintentional radio comedian, fought a long, hard battle against reality. One expects no less from him. He took extraordinary measures to blind and deafen himself, even engaged in a little body-snatching from the Democratic political graveyard, in his attempt to hammer the world into the shape of his strange little fantasy-- a three seat gain for Republicans in the House of Representatives. And even though Hewitt couldn't make reality do his bidding, don't think for a moment that means reality has won.
The inimitable Tbogg points out the most remarkable part of the blog post in which Hewitt attempts to explain how the victory of the Democrats is really a victory for the Republicans.
President Bush will not flag in the pursuit of the war, and Senator Santorum is now available for a seat on the SCOTUS should one become available. [emphasis added]
To quote Tbogg: "Wow. Just… wow." SCOTUS is, of course, the Supreme Court of the United States. Rick Santorum is, of course, the demented rightwinger-- a frothy mix of self-righteous intolerance and stupidity-- from Pennsylvania, whom the citizens of that commonwealth forcibly retired from the Senate last night. (He's also the inspiration for one of the more unpleasant new nouns of the past ten years.) Rick Santorum is never, under any circumstances, going to be so much as a judge at the Westminister Kennel Club show, let alone a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Still, it's heartening to see that even though reality keeps winning battles, Hughcifer isn't willing to give up his war against it yet. It's why he's our favorite unintentional radio comedian.