Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog:
Paul Krugman is a fascinating example of a brilliant mind gone haywire, somewhat like Russell Crowe’s character in A Beautiful Mind.
To commemorate 9/11, the ever-brilliant Krugman published a short blog post titled “The Years of Shame.” In it, he calls Pres. Bush and Rudy Giuliani “fake heroes.” Here’s the meat of the post:
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te [sic] atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.
Actually, I take the “brilliant” comment back, although I’m pretty sure he hears voices in his head. Krugman never had a brilliant, or beautiful, mind. He’s been a morally bankrupt, intellectually elitist, dishonest smear merchant his entire life. No one becomes that disturbed based on life experiences. In fact, I have it on good authority that he attacked a fellow kindergartener for being a “fake hero” after a fire drill.