Thursday, March 30, 2006

Comfort Women of Disgraced Bloggers Provide Unintentional Hilarity

Ben Domenech's gf, Christine, weighs in:

It struck me today how familiar Ben's story is, and yet I couldn't quite place it. But then it came to me - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In both, a young, relatively inexperienced, and exceptionally idealistic man is accepted for a job in Washington, DC - though he's perplexed exactly how or why he was selected for such a position. Although he is truly put there merely to placate the public, he throws himself into his work, trying to make a difference through what little influence he is given. And yet he is doomed from the start. Lies and accusations are thrown at the innocent man, who had stepped on the toes of those in power.
Yeah. Except for the fact that when Jefferson Smith said, "I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too," he wasn't passing off something Stephanie Zacharek said as his own words.

For more crippling self-delusion: Adventures of Christine.


Chrisafer said...

"who had stepped on the toes of those in power..."

but only to get into a better position to kiss their asses.

dave said...

His story is more like Shattered Glass.

Anonymous said...

"To my enemies: I take enormous solace in the fact that you spent this week bashing me, instead of America."

-from Ben's mea sorta culpa, as reported in Salon today

Ohio Stranded

Rusty said...

This is an excellent find. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, she must have gotten tired of people politely pointing out that she's a tad off on her comparisons. The link appears to be dead now.

The Deceiver said...

I've been plagiarized. Even when the stakes are small, it feels like a violation. To have someone who's suffered only in that he got called out for ripping other people off compared to Jefferson Smith is a toxic insult to me.

Not to mention criminally absurd.

Anonymous said...

This is odd, I though young Ben was MARRIED.

His wife met him thru his college column?