Like so many kvelling George Costanzas, frantically waving a bill of sale to a used LeBaron convertible as proof of their brush with fame and an Academy Award, right-wing bloggers are falling over themselves to wrap themselves in the glow of "the great Jon Voight."
Reason: Voight's incrediby irresponsible, un-American, and dangerous description of the president of the United States as a "false prophet" at a Republican fundraiser that also featured those Bobbsey Twins of Hope, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich. You'd think Voight was playing his best-known current role (outside of grandpa to the offspring of Branjelina) -- that of 24 madman and insurrectionist Jonas Hodges -- when he spewed this garbage into the business end of the Congressional GOP:
It's no wonder that the Russian newspaper Pravda, the former house organ for the former Soviet Communist regime, has said the American descent into Marxism is happening with breath-taking speed. We can blame Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, George Soros, David Axelrod and their ilk for the downfall of this country. It saddens me greatly to think we were the great power for good in the world. We as Americans knew America to be strong. And we were the liberators of the entire world. We are becoming a weak nation. Obama really thinks that he is a soft-spoken Julius Caesar. He thinks he's going to conquer the world with his soft-spoken sweet talk. And really thinks he's going to bring all the enemies of the world into a little playground where they'll swing each other back and forth. We and we alone are the right frame of mind to free this nation from this Obama oppression.
But oh the paroxysms of pleasure quivering in the downtrodden conservative blogosphere.
"A strong conservative voice," praised the Infidel Bloggers Alliance, a conservative blog that features the classy "Infidel Babe of the Week."
"Voight in 2012?" asks the pragmatic right-wingers at Hot Air (I'm rooting for Palin-Gingrich, personally).
"Not your typical Hollywood libtard!" enthuses the obsessively named FireAndreaMitchell blogger.
"Brave man," cooed Michelle Malkin.
There are others, as Voight enjoys that moment in the sun reserved for retirees and recent converts to an ideology, but why go on? This is better anyway - and emblematic of the true value of the newly-minted conservative star: