Tuesday, December 8, 2009


You'll see it bandied about around the Internet and will hear it on TV. Do you know what it means?

The word is "Mountebank": a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money and/or fame.

Like the global warming guys.

Like the local snake-oil salesman.

Like Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman.

Like President BO.

Like Robert Gibbs.

Like Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, Harry Reid, and the super greasy, Charles Rangel.

Like the guys in the picture.

Mountebanks, one and all.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I just learned a new world the other day reading something totally unrelated to current events:

Doctrinaire-one who attempts put into effect an abstract doctrine or theory with little or no regard for practical difficulties.

How well this sums up the agenda of the left.