We are heartened to know that even the New Times realizes a wagon load of manure when it sees it. Here, in a column titled Irony of Ironies, Monica Alonzo exposes the duplicity of the infamous and egocentric Grant Woods.
Over the weekend, sometime Republican, always egomaniacal Woods and Democrat activist Fred DuVal joined forces to write a cunning essay on the heels of the horrific shooting in Tucson. Crafted as an edifying narrative, it comes complete with references to God, our nation’s framers and the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus — along with instructions on how to disagree without becoming enemies — how we should be mindful of not confusing ideology with patriotism, and respect debate.
Odd that Woods had a finger, much less a hand, in this piece.
Woods, who once served as chief of staff and all around boot-licker for John McCain was none too happy with the challenge former Congressman J.D. Hayworth presented to his onetime boss. So he lambasted him with a relentless barrage of vicious insults, culminating with this Draculaesque comment in Newsweek magazine: “Someone just needs to drive a wooden stake through this guys’ heart.”
We’ve covered the Democrat endorsing squishy Republican Woods here, here, here, here and here. It’s difficult to admit, but even these sterling exposés don’t reach the lofty level of this New Times commentary.