by guest blogger Gary Farber.
Q: "Are you Chris Farley reincarnated?"
Phil's post-freak-out inteviews are a bit disappointing; I prefer to think of Phil wandering around his house, talking like that to himself all the time.
The SNL sketch of him wandering down a town block, doing his business, addressing everyone in that style, just writes itself.
But his anger and confusion as to where to place and spend his anger, are emblematic of so many who know things aren't right, are angry, and want change, but lack any analytical framework beyond "I want my country back."
The Tea Parties, and Glenn Beck, and ilk are supplying some people a framework, however distorted, false, and shaky, to put their anger into.
Obama did a much better job of this during his campaign, and he did it by channeling anger into, yes, hope. Too much hope, perhaps, and clearly his team have shown an inability to sufficiently continue mustering that popular enthusiasm from campaigning into governing.
This is where we could digress into our standard from-the-left denunications of the many failures and disappointments of Obama's administration.
But folks like Phil still need answers; Democrats had best give them coherent ones.
Meanwhile, dump your links, apolitical or political, funny or serious, and toss your jokes, random thoughts, rabid denunciations, or whatever you'd like, into the Phil Davison Inspirational Weekend Open Thread.
by guest blogger Gary Farber, not Eric Martin.