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From Michael Goldfarb, head of online communications from the McCain camp:

But in their new role as bloggers, the (New York Times') editors seem to have all the intelligence and reason of the average Daily Kos diarist sitting at home in his mother's basement and ranting into the ether between games of dungeons and dragons.

Oh, where to start...

Mr. Goldfarb you are the online communications director for a Presidential candidate who... until a few weeks ago... didn't know how to send out his own email.

I believe that puts you in the same league as the Director or Abstinence Training at the Bunny Ranch or The President of Ice Collection and Snow Removal in the Sixth Circle of Hell or possibly The Grand Poh-Bah Of Those Who Lose Sleep Over The Fate Of Poor People in the Republican Party.

Running online communications for a man who thinks "Yahoo!" is what his wife shouts after discovering a bottle of Percocet at the back of the utility drawer, makes you, Mr. Goldfarb, essentially, the, "can someone go buy Senator McCain a meatball sub and a Fresca," dude at staff meetings.

Being the "blog" guru, Mr. Goldfarb, for a candidate who is "learning to get online (him)self, and (he) will have that down fairly soon, getting on (him)self" places you baby steps from dude-in-a-Geek-Squad t-shirt at Best Buy trying to explain to someone's great grandmother that the mouse won't need to be fed brie.

As for "sitting at home in my mother's basement and ranting into the ether between games of dungeons and dragons," Mr. Goldfarb, a few thoughts there as well:

By MENTIONING The Daily Kos in attempting to demean a national newspaper, you pretty much have ADMITTED that this blog is a KNOWN quantity, useful to you only because of its effective readership has provoked the ire of many nitwits including Bill O'Reilly and Joe Lieberman and... well... now YOURSELF, sir.

And your childish "let's create a narrative" stereotype aside, not one of the "basement bloggers" from the Daily Kos is responsible for something nearly as insipid as your claim to fame PRIOR to becoming the online communications director for Senator Jed Clampett, which is... "The Upside To Global Warming".

As I type this, staring out my home's window at beautiful Venice beach, my parent's basement 2 time zones and 20 years away, I have to wonder on whose LAP you were perched when you concoted that doozy.

I didn't realize the conservative movement and the energy industry employed ventriloquists, but I'm pretty sure their lips didn't ever move as they stuck their arm up your puppet hole and used your mouth to approximate their glass-half-full theories of melting polar caps.

(And while I've got you here, Mr. Goldfarb, I do hope they, at least, used the Fozzie Bear K.Y. before they went all five-fingers toward your posterior puppet pleasure palace.)

Did the voice you heard approximate Barbara Bush's, "The bears up there never had it so good"?

In closing, however, I must ask you to keep up the good work.

The more you mention this website the more browsers end up at possibly even the browser of one senior Senator from Arizona, who will be happy to know that we are paying close attention to his every ridiculous misstatement as well as his out-of-touch, gutter politics.

Originally posted to SYFPH on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 03:07 PM PDT.

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