Professor Camille Paglia figured out the Internet early, impressed Matt Drudge, and has become a star online. By making catty remarks about the Clintons and other liberals, many conservatives consider her outspoken and been a friend.
But then I checked out her latest missive and realized, she is playing us for suckers. And we are.
In Salon -- red flag -- she wrote of the presidential race. While she stick it to Hillary, who doesn't these days? Jeb! Bush too. Americans want new presidential candidates, not lifers. Not exactly cutting edge. But then these two passages revealed her true purpose, which is to demonize conservatives as wackos:
I thought that Mitt Romney was an excellent choice by the GOP four years ago, even though he was opposed by the Tea Party. He was an old-style Rockefeller Republican, a type that doesn’t exist anymore. Nelson Rockefeller was governor of New York when I was in college in the 1960s, and he was flooding the state university system with tons of money in an attempt to make it equivalent to the University of California. I was very grateful for what he did, because I had a superb education at Binghamton, with wonderful new facilities and funding of programs like the film society. Rockefeller collected abstract art. It’s hard to imagine a Republican politician today – or actually a Democrat either – as an art collector. He was such a sophisticated, genial man, but today he would be considered a RINO by many Republicans – Republican In Name Only. It’s unfortunate, because there was value in that old WASP patrician style – where people were born to wealth and privilege and yet they devoted their lives to public service.Um, Earth to Paglia. Rockefeller did not get nominated in 1964, but Romney did in 2012. So much for the false narrative of Republicans becoming so super conservatives that they chased off moderates. As far as WASP patricians go, the Democratic Party has plenty of them still hanging around. They are throwing away taxpayer money while hanging on to their own, just like Nelson did.
But Romney was an excellent choice for Republicans in 2012, according to Professor Paglia.
So who did she vote for?
I was so happy when Obama took office – finally a president who projected class and dignity. I’m talking only about persona here, not policies – because while I voted for Obama in 2008, I would not do it again in 2012, when I voted for Jill Stein of the Green Party.Republicans nominated the man Paglia wanted and she still didn't vote Republican? To hell with her. Conservatives should not give this lady the time of day.
She is a mole. She is gaming Republicans. She will never, ever vote Republican. That should entitle her to zero influence. Read her for the catty remarks, but never mistake her counsel for anything but encouragement to commit political hari-kari.