Back in the late 1960s, Mitch McConnell worked in D.C. for Republican Sen. Marlow Cook. That was back in the day that McConnell had youthful experimentations with ideological moderation, civil rights, peace and democracy (we all do crazy things when we’re young, don’t we?). Cook was more conservative than Mitch and his former boss, Sen. John Sherman Cooper, but it was another job for McConnell to use to climb the ladder.
cn|2 caught up with Marlow Cook this week in Florida, and it’s fair to say that Cook isn’t especially proud of what McConnell and his party have become. He says that America would be served well by four more years of President Obama, and that his Republican Party has become a bunch of rigid theocratic extremists.
And Mitch McConnell? Cook says he’s dismayed that McConnell uses all of his intellect and energy for the narrow purpose of defeating Obama, instead of, you know, actually helping the American people:
McConnell can’t hear such pleas, of course, because his new tri-corned hat is pulled down over his ears.