Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The National Review on Linda McMahon

The National Review is the bible of Republican conservatism:

And yet, here is what it has to say about Linda McMahon:

...The Republican, Linda McMahon, is the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, which is to the popular culture what the BP spill is to the Gulf of Mexico — a relentless gusher of pollution.

....Linda became head of the company when Vince got indicted in a steroids scandal (most charges were dropped; he was found not guilty on another)....

The WWE blends elements of Jerry Springer’s show, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Ultimate Fighting, and soap opera — except it makes all of those forms of entertainment seem elevated by comparison....

Mr. McMahon makes one female wrestler crawl on all fours and bark like a dog for betraying him, before urging her to strip for her sins...

In another episode, Mr. McMahon has his leather-skirt-wearing daughter — his real daughter, playing herself — dragged from the ring kicking and screaming by security. In yet another, he chokes her with a pipe. The animating spirit of all this is Hustler...

Linda McMahon says that she was primarily involved in the business, not the creative, side of the enterprise... Linda herself appeared in some of the skits, although — in her defense — in a relatively restrained role that only saw her kick men in the groin once or twice.

She can’t deny any foreknowledge of the pipe-choking incident, since she participated in the skit. Asked whether she’s proud of that charming moment in “sports entertainment” history, her campaign spokesman repeatedly refuses to answer. All he’ll say is that there are “parts of the program that she likes more than others.” We’ll have to guess whether she liked, say, the episodes with the insulting depictions of a mentally handicapped man more or less...


  1. How the CT Republican party has stooped so low to have a HYPOCRITICAL, pretentious monster like McMahon as their frontrunner is totally beyond any comprehension.

    Just look at her summary of “achievements”:

    Many WWE performers’ premature deaths from condoned drug abuse by the McMahons; the message to young male WWE fans that sexual degradation of women and necrophilia ‘entertainment’ were OK; her obstuction of justice during a congressional investigation into the WWF on drug abuse; her refusal to answer news reporters’, her opponent’s, or the public’s probing questions about drug abuse and premature deaths during her reign as the WWE CEO; lying on her application for appointment to the CT Board of Ed; offering college students money if they registered as Republican voters; her slick, grossly over-simplified one-line TV ads; taking something completely out of context about Blumenthal’s service record to the New York Times; her lack of any sincere interest in public service and issues until 9 months ago (she never even voted!).

    IMO, she is an out-of-control checkbook and egomaniac…I am also sick of being harassed by her barrage of phony mailers and TV ads…(as an example of how she may listen to her constituents, I asked her campaign office several times to be removed from her mailing list, but my request was completely ignored).

    I can’t believe any self-respecting CT citizens (especially women) could even begin to support McMahon, based on the degenerate sleaze and borderline pornography her WWE business stood for all these years, and her attitude that she can buy her way into anything she wants! As many have noticed, she only responds to probing questions with carefully-prepared scripts – what a disgrace she is to intelligent CT voters!

    I am an independent voter, have never volunteered to work in any political campaign before, but I am so disgusted I will now do whatever I can to help her opponent, WHOEVER THAT MAY BE, defeat McMahon…if my disgust is any indication of other Independent CT voters who feel the same way I do, she is going to be in big trouble, in spite of her blood money!

    BTW, Blumenthal has basically recovered from any brief damage and it looks like Peter Schiff will have the required signature count to primary against her in August…Schiff simply destroyed her in the only so-called CT Republican debate held at the University of Hartford a few months ago (comparing her economic knowledge to Schiff’s was like comparing a Piper Cub to a Boeing 787!)…her campaign staff knows that it will happen again if she has to face Schiff!…he will make her look like a complete fool, again.

    Also, watch what happens to McMahon's rating if the Blumenthal (or the Democratic national) campaign starts showing videos of the WWE's simulated pornography and necrophilia, along with photos of the WWE performers who died before they were 40 years old to the public...and then simply asks CT voters if they want that kind of "leader" representing them in the U.S. Senate...

    I daresay that McMahon's numbers will fall like an avalanche...I wonder what her attorney, Ed Patru, will have to say then? (Patru recently said that a recent Quinnipiac University poll showing Blumenthal trumping McMahon got it all wrong...the Quinnipiac poll is nationally recognized for its scientific sampling!).

  2. So? So tell you what -- see how many jobs McMahon created, and compare that with the deluge of jobs leaving Connecticut in fear of Blumenthal lawsuits. Run on that, Democrats.

    Remember, Dems always say, "It's about the bottom line, not morality." For example, we were supposed to be in favor of same-sex marriage in part because it would incrase catering and tourism in the state, so "Take that morality stuff and shove it, we want more tuxedo rentals!" But now the Dems get to moralize about media content and it is supposed to count.

    Double standard.

  3. I promised a fellow member of Republican state central that I'd stop posting or even "tweeting" negatives regarding Linda McMahon.

    It should be noted however that I'm personal friends with Rob Simmons and hold him in the highest regard.

    Thus - if I could agree publicly with the 1st comment I probably would.