My Jennifer Rubin problem is embarrassing: against all better judgement, I can't stopping reading her crazy/wonderful blog at the Washington Post! It's so good! It has honestly become my first stop when I visit the Post online. Given the state of the once great paper these days, that's not saying much, but still!
Rubin is so relentlessly neoconservative that she reads like a hilarious, deadpan parody. Mostly it's just, you know, Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel, bomb Iran, bomb Iran, bomb Iran, to the point where she makes John Bolton sound like an isolationist, but you never really know what Jen will come up with next.
And she's super prolific and always so obvious! When the rising popularity of Herman Cain alarmed her, she didn't just write a strongly worded condemnation of him, but post after post, numbering in the dozens, relentlessly flogging the hapless candidate. Before that it was Perry. Now she's currently doing the exact same thing to Newt Gingrich, and it is stunning. Here are some recent post titles: "In the Iraq War, Gingrich was with Obama, Clinton and Reid"; "Gingrich leveled by his own words"; "Gingrich's hand in the Washington cookie jar"; "Newt and NewtCare: The biggest liabilities for Gingrich"; "Gingrich wins the hypocrisy primary", and, hilariously just today, "The right begins to dissect Gingrich".
Rubin is so much fun. She'll claim one moment that she isn't concerned with "social issues", but then will proceed to use them every chance she gets when they can be employed as a weapon. Just today, for instance, she approvingly linked to an article by somebody from Concerned Women for America to justify further bashing... you guessed it... Cain and Gingrich. Also enjoyable is her arrested name-dropping: people are forever emailing Jennifer and calling her on the phone to offer her hyper-insidery info 'n' opinions, in practically every post, but these people are almost never identified by name. Rubin is the anonymice grand champion! And wouldn't you know it, these anonymous sources, entertainingly, say the meanest things about everybody! Like, really funny mean things that sound like Jennifer wrote them herself.
But Jennifer Rubin doesn't hate everybody and everything! She luuuuuuuvs Rick Santorum, of course, since he's the purest neocon muslim-hater in the running, and still writes about him approvingly as if he's a viable candidate. When Santorum didn't gain any traction, she quickly jumped on the Romney train and rarely says a bad thing about him.
And... and... OMG, I could just go on and on about how great/horrible Jennifer Rubin is. She is the world's first and funniest neocon cartoon character! It's like... one of Josie's Pussycats grew up all wrong? They should make her a character in Archie Comics. You should read her blog all the time.