by Kung Fu Zu 3/11/16
Dr. Ben Carson has come out and endorsed Donald Trump. I had long suspected the good Dr. was something of a phony and unserious candidate, but this action confirms it.
A type of syrupy sanctimony has been Carson’s stock and trade. During the debates, he generally said nothing of import, but had the look one sees in old religious paintings of saints and martyrs. Head tilted, eyes on heaven with a slightly pained yet hopeful look. Only the halo was missing. Like such paintings, Carson’s portrait was staged for effect, but the medieval painters and their subjects had the advantage of sincerity.
The so-called “moral” man, who was “shocked, I say shocked” at the “dishonesty” of the candidate whose team re-tweeted a piece from CNN, has now chosen to back the other candidate who called him a pedophile and psychopath.
Admittedly, I never bought into the pious aura which seemed to surround Carson. Because of this, his most recent move does not surprise me in the least. He brought nothing of substance to the debates; said nothing which moved the national discussion forward. He was a complete fraud. Ben Carson was, and still is, simply looking out for Ben Carson, his fake demeanor, notwithstanding.
Can anyone say, “Surgeon General”?
Kung Fu Zu is a conservative prognosticator who has traveled widely and lived outside the United States.