OK, so we all heard yesterday that Michael Steele hired this guy, this Todd Herman, to be his "New Media" guru. This is the guy the RNC is pinning all of its hopes on for new and exciting web thingies and magical internet starbursts.
The press release from the RNC was pretty blatant about this guy being a CHRISTIAN, and that seemed like a transparent appeal to the right wingers who Steele makes nervous. Oh, but Mr. Herman is more than just a garden variety Christian! He's, like, totally, hilariously wingnutty! Yay!
Did you know, for instance, that Mr. Herman has a blog? Haw, that was a trick question; he doesn't, really. What he has is a hilariously lame fake wordpress blog he obviously whipped up to "introduce himself" to his new friends. It only contains two posts: one "about me" which is basically a paranoid rant about Nancy Pelosi and other demon Democrats, the other a post about why he's taking the job, namely to fight Satanic Nancy Pelosi and the unfairly persuasive Obama. Take a look at it and remind yourself, "This is the guy who will bring the GOP to total web dominance." Let me put it another way: this is the banner created by the man who will be the Republican Party's New Media Director. Sophisticated! Herman's web skills are obviously so advanced that I'm having a hard time identifying their brilliance, as dazzling and innovative as they are.
Herman's blog appears to have been created last week. Maybe it was part of the interview process! Its sole purpose seems obvious, to display the author's ideological purity. And, indeed, it is impeccable, with links to Pajamas Media, National Review, Newt Gingrich, Ronald Reagan, Powerline, Glen Beck, Opinion Journal, etc., etc. The "Leap of Faith" post is especially hilarious, containing every GOP trope and buzzword currently in circulation. One does not get the feeling that Mr. Herman has processed these concepts very well. This is my favorite part:
Like many conservatives, I considered “going John Galt”; instead*, I am headed to Washington D.C. [...]
Haw, Ayn Rand reference achieved! Well done! See, he would have "Gone Galt™," but instead, he didn't. Good choice. Imitating fictional characters is too hard; just ask all those people at Star Trek conventions. Those costumes are binding!
But anyway, read his fake blog and laugh, laugh, laugh. I am SO looking forward to seeing Mr. Herman's innovative web solutions. May I suggest blinking, scrolling text? Ooh, and animated gifs, please! Also, psssst: Cornify!
*"I considered going John Galt." Translation: I was having a hard time getting a job. Read this to understand how hilarious all these Republicans threatening to "go Galt" are.