I’ve made no secret of my total disdain for S.E. Cupp and her ignorant and irrational bleatings. Amanda Marcotte seems to share my loathing, declaring her to be the “dumbest pundit working.” That’s an easy case to make when Cupp says that Chris Christie can resign as governor and it would actually help his presidential campaign:
CNN host S.E. Cupp offered advice to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday in the wake of increasingly damning allegations related to the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge: quit now and live to run for president another day.
“I’ll tell you what will happen: his supporters, both in New Jersey and across the nation will come out,” Cupp argued to colleague Jake Tapper. “He will be a martyr and a hero, and over the next two years, he’ll quietly go about plotting a presidential campaign.”…
“We’ve talked about the way to go about this,” Cupp explained. “If you know it’s gonna come out, get ahead of it. Now he’s saying he wasn’t involved. I hope that’s true.”
But if Christie — a presumptive favorite to seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination — was aware, Cupp said, resigning would allow the issue to “be done” by the time it was time to start that campaign.
“He’ll say, ‘What do you want from me? I resigned. I did what’s best for New Jersey. I made a mistake, I took responsibility for it, and now I want to be your president,’” Cupp argued.
I’d say there’s a reason why Cupp is not advising political candidates on strategy. Amanda twists the knife:
I think we have a winner in the Dumbest Pundit Alive Olympics. At least until Ross Douthat starts thinking about vaginas again.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.