Have we always been this crazy, our political aspirants so intellectually vapid and mendacious? Perhaps, but today’s rapid-fire communications network has made it more apparent then before or so it would seem.

The Mark Twain advice that “it is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool than to open it and remove all doubt” is apt counsel for this season’s pundits and candidates. The irony is that fools are having a romp on right-wing media sites, and the much-maligned mainstream media gives them a fair amount of time as well maybe to prove how foolish they really are or maybe just to fill the news cycle.

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