The Chewbacca Defense Election

The current american presidential election is really a disgrace. It seems to have come down to whether Bill Clinton or Donald Trump is the greatest sexist.

The sexual comments and even alleged behavior of Donald Trump, or for that matter Bill Clinton, are really irrelevant for this election, just as their preferences when it comes to movies or favorite colors are.

What is relevant is what their policies are. I don’t give a rat’s ass about their private lives as that doesn’t affect us. So I really think the race should return to discussing the issues. Unfortunately though, the media establishment seems determined to distract us from that.

So this seems to be a “Chewbacca defense election”. For those who don’t know, “Chewbacca defense” is when you bring up irrelevant issues to distract from the relevant ones in winning a contest. In its original form, in “South Park”, “Jonnie Chochran” brought up the issue why Chewbacca, an 8 foot tall wookie from Kashyyk would want to live on Endor with a bunch of 2 foot tall Ewoks, in a trial regarding the intellectual property rights of a musical composite.

 

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