As I blogged before, Flynt is making the rounds, pushing his new book.
The complete lack of self-awareness or even irony on display here is — well, I’d say “extraordinary” but you and I both know it is actually pretty typical…
“Sarah Palin is the dumbest thing,” Flynt told Johann Hari of London’s Independent newspaper. “She did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down’s Syndrome. It’s brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn’t want to say she’d had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn’t even know it’s in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don’t think anybody will want her near the White House.”
Hari, granted a rare face-to-face interview with Flynt, described him as confined to a wheelchair, hardly able to communicate, unable to support his neck, or retain attention for more than a few seconds. (…)
He said he doubted Barack Obama would cheat on his wife. “You ever looked at her? If he ever cheated on her she’d kick his ass. You know they may be black but they’ve got a very stable family.”
Flynt is a First Amendment hero (along with his attorneys). That doesn’t make him thoughtful, likeable or sane.
Which is the point.