Seriously, folks. Just update the dictionary entry now, 'cause we have us a clear winner. Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly have made an appearance at a New York gun show, to show all of us what swell, normal, gun-loving folks they are.
Hey now, stop that double facepalm! That was so totally, completely, not a staged stunt at all. Honest Injun, no. Why on earth would you think that?
Thing is, though, this is at least arguably very encouraging: the degree of "know thy enemy" fail is just staggering. If this is the quality we are up against, then if they get the war they seem so desperate to get [someone else to start for them], the routing may well be so embarrassing that it might actually restrain the level of vengeful bloodlust among those otherwise susceptible to it.
I don't for a minute, of course, think that Giffords and Kelly actually believe their own bilious act, and although I hate to say words like never, it sure would take an...exceptional recovery to have any sympathy whatever for whoever these snake oil salesmen manage to take; that is, nearly anyone fooled by this Dynamic D'oh may well already be brain-dead beyond repair. I can't even bring myself to believe that they think they'll sway anyone with their preening, but maybe the depth of my understanding of narcissistic chutzpah is just insufficient.
You can see my conundrum. Are they smart, and therefore fully calculating in their deceptions, or are they simply "congenitally insane or irretrievably stupid"?
(I jest, of course. Otto is far, far more sympathetic. :-)