Manchildren and Wizardry

You may have heard that, the other day, MSNBC talking-head David Gregory made a comment about Herman Cain and Grand Wizards that landed him in hot water.  In reference to whether or not Republicans will be able to push Cain out of the race in time to save face, he said:

“Well, there is no grand wizard in the party right now who can really force the issue,” Gregory replied. The term “grand wizard” was what got him into trouble, since that is also what the leaders of the Ku Klux Klan were once called.

Well, now we know that  you can use the same language to talk about the leadership of the Republican party as one can use to talk about the leadership of the Ku Klux Klan, but that Republicans/Fox News (who regularly compare Obama to people like Hitler) wont like it.  Big whoop.

There is side issue, however, that is raised for me every time David Gregory is in the news.  He is one of the few people on earth who look both young and old at the same time.  I often refer to it as Manchild Syndrome, but since I invented that syndrome you, our reader, may not be familiar with it.  Here is a picture/stolen screengrab of Gregory for reference:

I just have qualms about accepting facts from somebody whose implied age (the age his features look appropriate to, in Gregory’s case a 13 year-old boy) is too young to report or interpret news.  Also, in other news, I’m an awful person.

But, David, it’s cool, I think you’re actually kind of a genius for calling the Republican leadership Grand Wizards in a story about Herman Cain.  I might be willing to overlook the fact that you have Manchild Syndrome if you keep unintentionally saying hilarious things.

-Lila

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