November 14, 2004

He always looks crazy to me...

Andrea reports on TV's Krugman...

I was supposed to be out of here by now because I have places to go and things to do, but I was caught like a fly in amber watching Paul Krugman on C-Span speaking at the Miami International Bookfair.

I’m no psych major but if Krugman doesn’t end up at some point during the next four years strapped to a bed in a psych ward I’ll be surprised. He has all the early symptoms of incipient mental breakdown: the gaze that alternates between a fixed, glazed-over stare and constant, uneasy eye-rolling scan of his surroundings; the flushed face and quiver-voiced diction ... the obsession with conspiracy theories...

It would be rich if he were carried away screaming about Republican spiders crawling up his legs. But in his pictures he always looks a bit wacko to me, so maybe it's just the way he is.
...Another thing: there was a point in his speech where Krugman started stuttering about “the scandals, the scandals we are pretty sure have happened, are happening.” ...
Keep the faith! Believe! Scandals will save you. Another Watergate, and you win. Win another Jimmy Carter, that is....

Hey, what we need is a conspiracy to feed Paul Krugman tantalizing morsels of evidence that there really is a vast right-wing conspiracy of some sort!

Posted by John Weidner at November 14, 2004 8:31 AM
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