If you say prayers, perhaps a few ought to go to the poor, ink-stained wretch at the Washington Post who had to copy-edit Mooselini’s op-ed today.
Yes, that’s right: Mooselini and the Wa-Po in a single sentence, and yours truly, an unabashed liberal, asking you to pray for them. It is a perfect storm.
“Now, ‘Grain, ” you say, “can it really be that bad?”
Yes, it can be that bad. The topic is Cap and Trade, which is something even the disembodied brainiac life-forms from planet Jeopardy don’t understand, but the GOP — aligned with their “extraction industry” pals — seems to be against, and so instinctively I feel that whatever Cap and Trade is must be good.
So put together a topic only a handful of smart people understand, and Mooselini, possibly the dimmest light in the US political firmament, and you have the Wa-Po article.
Made exclusively of short grafs – some one sentence (or less!) — with lots of snide asides, you know that she cribbed it from some lobbyist email letter, and wrote her “you betchas” in the margins and turned it in to the poor copy editor.