The solution has been presented to us by a blogger known only as Culture of Truth, who has mastered the art of reducing an hour of brain-pummelingly bad punditry into several hundred words of masterly snark, posted on his blog The Bobblespeak Translations. A sample from the August 23, 2009 edition of Meet the Press, in which host David Gregory interviews Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen (aka General Mullen):
Gregory: General I love your epauletsSo, if you want to keep up with the conventional wisdom and preserve your precious brain cells at the same time, go look up The Bobblespeak Translations.
Mullen: thanks Greggy
Gregory: have the American people lost the stomach to conquer Afghanistan?
Mullen: maybe but lets not forget the guys in the caves still want to kill lots of Americans
Gregory: do we need more troops to defeat these crafty Afghans?
Mullen: could be
Gregory: but President McCain says we do
Mullen: actually Obama won the election
Gregory: what?!? [ starts sobbing ]