Round One – West Sectionals 3 v. 14

Time now for the 2009 Preposterous Statement Tournament (not to be confused with the Common Man Dan Cole’s Preposterous Statement Tournament). You can follow the tournament by using the 20 Times Around the Block Preposterous Statement bracket. Make your pick for a winner! A complete list of the statements can be found here.

Which statement is more preposterous?

3. If it wasn’t for articulate conservatives like Ann Coulter, both the Republican Party and the country would be in even worse shape than they are now, for there are extremely few articulate Republican politicians who can make the case for any principle.–Thomas Sowell

14. The politicizing of faith in such a partisan way is always a theological mistake.—Jim Wallis posting on a blog called “God’s Politics”

If you want to get back to the basics of preposterous-ness you have to go back to the pundits. All things preposterous are birthed from the womb of punditry, because punditry is forever married to partisan politics. Thomas Sowell isn’t one I would expect a preposterous statement from, but it looks like he thinks the way to win this tournament is to connect the welfare of this country to the commentary from the likes of of Ann Coulter. Huh. As savvy as Sowell is, I am not sure he is a match for the most ironic comment from the most unironic Jim Wallis. Does he seriously write this stuff? HEY JIM, YOUR BLOG IS CALLED “GOD’S POLITICS” AND YOU MAKE YOUR LIVING OFF OF POLITICIZING FAITH!


3 thoughts on “Round One – West Sectionals 3 v. 14

  1. I’d like to think Sowell is so much endorsing Coulter and the AM radio shaddow-blabocracy of self-aggrandizing buffoons as he is commenting that, despite their obvious failings, such personages manage to STAND FOR SOMETHING, which is extraordinarily lacking in the “official” Republican party leadership these days. Or maybe he’s just had a bad day.

    I’m tempted to vote for Sowell, though, because he’s older and should know better. But as it stands, I’d call it a tie.

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