My New Favorite Columnist

Mike Baker may not yet be the best columnist going, but he's clearly aiming for the title. He's already got the credentials, what with him being a real former CIA operative (unlike that woman who claimed to be), appearing regularly on Red Eye, he'd immediately impressed me with both his looks and brilliance and, more importantly, his wit. If you haven't seen him, at least you'll get an idea of what I mean from the picture that accompanies his commentary you're about to read which, in itself is important, incisive and downright hilarious at times.

The moment I saw Mr. Baker, I thought two things: first that he's a cut above most people, and second, where has he been before Red Eye discovered him? And I want to add here that Red Eye is performing the service Don Imus used to do, that is, giving exposure to new and talented people, but where Imus was hit-and-miss, what with him often building up liberal morons, Red Eye showcases thinkers and enables them to show us that they are far more – that they are human and funny.

Take Dr. Michael Baden. You should know him as an expert in forensics, but from his many appearances on Red Eye, he's not only increased our understanding of autopsies, he's made us yearn to see one firsthand and regret that we can't assist – but only if Dr. Baden is doing the sawing and commenting in detail as he goes…

But before I get too far off course, I want to say that Mike Baker is rapidly becoming the Dave Barry of non-fiction commentary, and I feel certain you'll agree upon reading his latest take on Barryobama and his Fruit Loops Express. Here's a teaser:

"At a certain point, likely after they spent a minute or two thinking about it, the good folks in the Obama camp decided he should probably adjust his position on meeting with folks such as Ahmadinejad, Syria’s President Bashar Assad, our old pal Castro and my personal favorite, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. So, demonstrating that their campaign is all about change, they changed their position."

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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5 Responses to My New Favorite Columnist

  1. It's a head fake- Obama is still a leftwing fringe candidate so he will send Jimmy Carter as his representative.

  2. TedWest says:

    Remember you heard it here – Obama, the rottenest man who ever ran.

  3. What about Henry Wallace in 1948?

  4. TedWest says:

    Well, you've got me thre, I don't know of Henry Wallace. Was he George's father? And could a Henry be really rotten? Besides, 1948 was a very good year – Cleveland won the World Series.

  5. Look him up (no relation to George Wallace) – he was one of the biggest leftists in American Politics durring the first 1/2 of the 20th century.

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