Monday, March 26, 2007

A Kinder, Gentler Pat Buchanan?

If there were such a political animal as a "McLaughlin Group Drinking Game" -- and thank god there isn't -- all participants would be forced to do a shot of Beefeater Gin every time Pat Buchanan made a vaguely anti-semitic remark. Or, better yet, one would have to take a swig when Pat Buchanan let drop a sulfurous anti-Mexian immigration rant. Or talked about the Zulus. Even Buchanan's mentor, conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. once wrote, "I find it impossible to defend Pat
against the charge ... (of anti-Semitism)." So we were duly amazed that he is not so much of a fan of Leni Riefenstahl, Hiltler's fave documentarian-propagandist. During an exchange on last Sunday's McLaughlin Group:

"John McLaughlin: Exit question: Will (this) documentary called "An Inconvenient Truth" be ... the best documentary of all time -- the most impactful, the most impactful of all time?

"Pat Buchanan: I'm afraid .. I regret to say Leni Riefenstahl's documentary "The Triumph of the Will" (is)."

Regret? Afraid? What's this world coming to when Pat Buchanan doesn't offer up anti-semism on the early shift on sunday Morning.

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